Blog Posts tagged in "Washington, D.C."

Halloween Trick or Treat at Hersheypark What is better than trick or treating at Chocolate World, Hersheypark? Pretty much nothing except for celebrating Christmas with Hershey’s hot chocolate in hand as you wander through a winter wonderland! With proximity to so many military families in the Washington D.C. area, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a perfect overnight getaway any time of year, but particularly during the fall and winter months. The crowds are thinner and the festivities make the park extra special. Plus the park offers preview hours the night before you choose to enter... read more

Kayaking is my new favorite activity to do with our family! Kayaking??? Until recently I thought you had to be a super sporty, outdoorsman to kayak. It turns out you do not have to be the great outdoorsman to rent a kayak, strap on a life jacket, and paddle out onto the water with your kids! Kayak at 3 Different Washington DC Areas on the Potomac River 1. National Harbor Rent single or double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats, a giant yellow duck pedal boat, or a giant white swan pedal boat. Giant duck/swan are great for little kids to ride in the back seat! National Harbor location... read more

Come out of the heat and cool off at one of 6 Washington DC waterparks! 6 Washington DC Waterparks #1 The Water Mine Family Swimming Hole The Water Mine Family Swimming Hole is our family favorite! Enjoy water slides for all ages. Toddlers can have fun in the zero entry water play areas and mini slides while big kids (up to about age 12) can have a blast cruising the lazy river and shooting down big kid water slides. I LOVE that I can take my 6, 9, and almost 12 year old children to The Water Mine and everyone has fun! I also love that I can station myself in multiple areas around the water p... read more

Whether you are stationed in the Washington DC area, here on house hunting leave, or just visiting, the U.S. Capitol is a great place to tour. It's free and it's easy! Tours of The United States Capitol are Free & Easy! Free tours are approximately one hour long. They begin with a 13 minute movie about the Capitol's history titled Out of Many, One. This is a family friendly movie. You can relax in comfortable stadium seating in a beautiful theater during the movie. The rest of the tour is a guided walking tour. Capitol guides wear a microphone; visitors wear a headset that broadcasts what the... read more

Ambar is a Balkan American Kitchen and Rakia Bar . It is located on Barracks Row which gets its name from the Marine Barracks that are located along the street. The Navy Yard is just around the corner from this popular strip along 8th Street, SE on Capitol Hill . It is an easy walk from the Eastern Market Metro stop. It is a fantastic area. Leo Schmid, marketing manager for Richard Sandoval Restaurants, reached out to Military Town Advisor and me inviting us into their beautiful restaurant to enjoy a taste of what Ambar has to offer. We quickly responded: Yes! I had no idea what to expect of ... read more