DMV Spring Break Ideas DC, Virginia & Maryland 2023

Virginia Maryland Washington DC

DMV School District Spring Break Dates 2023

April 3 - 7, 2023

  • Fairfax County
  • Arlington County
  • Alexandria City
  • Montgomery County (includes April 10)
  • Prince George's County

April 17 - 21, 2023

  • DC Public Schools

1) Discover a Local Playground


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The DC area has just so many wonderful local and destination playgrounds to explore! Above are links to state-specific but I also have a list of 50 Fenced Playgrounds. And check out some of my favorite places in the area for babies here.

2) Explore a Hidden Gem in DC (All Outside and Free!)


Washington DC is a city full of hidden gems that my kids and I have loved to explore! Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway, a fun adventure or a learning experience, you'll find something to suit your interests in DC. Above are some of the best hidden gems to visit in DC. All are outside and free which is great for Spring Break!

3) Learn and Play at a DC Museum (17 free!)


One of my favorite things about living near DC is all of the free and educational museums we have! The blog post above lists the best ones we've visited. Top 3 Favorites: Planet Word, Postal Museum (especially for littles!), International Spy Museum and National American Museum of African American History and Culture.

4) Take a Hike in Northern Virginia

northern virginia hikes

Our family has loved hiking and walking in Northern Virginia. The region offers a variety of trails that showcase the natural beauty, history and culture of the area. Whether you're looking for a short and easy stroll, a moderate and scenic hike, or a challenging and rewarding adventure, you'll find something to suit your family's interests and preferences in the blog post above!

5) Take a break cooking with these Kid-Friendly Restaurants


6) Go on a Day Trip! (all within 2 hours of DC)

day trips from dc

There's a lot of info in the blog post above. Top 3 recent favorite road trips with kids: Solomon Island, Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland and Clifton, Virginia (only 40 minutes outside DC!)

7) Check out 500+ more ideas in the DMV with Kids Database