There are so many fun indoor places in the DC area to explore if it rains! Below is a catch-all post with ideas in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

Table of Contents

  1. DC Fun Indoor Places (and eat!)
  2. Northern Virginia Indoor Spots
  3. Maryland Indoor Places
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Fun Indoor Places in DC

  1. 20 Museums Great for Kids (Includes The Lane, the only open play area I know of right now in DC)
  2. Union Station (Look at trains, food court, big open space!) - My insta post here and Union Station's Directory here.
  3. Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery is stunning! (It was named 1 of 7 architectural new wonders of the world!)⁣⁣ My insta post here and their website here.
  4. Kid-Friendly Restaurants and Food Halls


Northern Virginia Fun Indoor Spots

  1. 45 Indoor Play Areas in Northern Virginia from play spaces, trampoline parks and Nature Centers!
  2. Jones Point Park under I-495, Alexandria - Not indoor but covered! My reel here and pictures of playgrounds here.
  3. Torpedo Factory Art Center - Old Town Alexandria - My reel here and their website here
  4. Urbanspace Food Court and Board Games at Tysons II Mall - My reel here and their website here.
  5. 27 Kid-Friendly Northern Virginia Restaurants
  6. My DMV with Kids Database has 36 indoor spots in Virginia from Bowling to Nature Centers.
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Rainy Day Activities DC Area - Maryland

  1. My friend Sara at Sunshine Whispers wrote the definitive list here of 70+ Indoor Places to Play in Maryland!
  2. My DMV with Kids Database has 21 indoor spots in Maryland from Bowling to Climbing Gyms.

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