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What are some fun things to do in DC with my 7 year old niece?

Asked by breedmitch (12136points) April 11th, 2008

I’m meeting my sis and my niece in DC for a week this summer and would like some ideas for things to do that are NOT educational. We’ve got the Zoo and several parts of the Smithsonian planned. She has been dragged along to every “science-y” museum in the country at her brother’s wishes, so this time I’d like to gear the activities toward a very “girlie girl”. Where do 7 year old girls like to shop in DC?

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Allie's avatar

theres a store called “peace frogs” that i used to visit. this was a while ago and i dont even know if they are still there but they used to be located around georgetown.

Kay's avatar

Georgetown is nice (M street) for shopping (although most of the stuff is expensive, she’ll have fun looking at pretty dresses and such) and you can also hang out by the waterfront park and get ice cream, which is nice. There’s also an awesome pizza place there that’s popular (Pizza Paradiso). What type of girlie stuff does she like to do?

Here’s a great guide to kid-friendly from the Washington Post’s website:

kapuerajam's avatar

you should go to the international spy museum near china town(which is also fun) they have many intreaging child freindly exhibits

mcbealer's avatar

Summertime can be sweltering in DC, so here are some cool ideas.
There’s the International Spy Museum which is huge but has a lot of neat hands-on exhibits for kids. It is a five minute walk away from the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro stop, where she might be stunned by the architecture of the Friendship Archway that greets visitors. Nearby you’ll also find Galley Place . Further down the red line you’ll find Union Station where there’s an expansive food court and many shops. A must-visit would be the Swatch Watch shop. The movie theatre there is also very nice. A lot of kids also like visitng the U.S. Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing where you can take a tour and see how money is made.

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