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3-Day Family Itinerary

Experience the perfect family getaway at Salamander DC with our thoughtfully planned 3-day itinerary, designed to showcase the best of Washington, D.C., all within easy reach from our hotel. From the majestic monuments along the National Mall to engaging hands-on experiences in world-class museums, embark on a journey that seamlessly blends education and entertainment for an unforgettable stay in the nation's capital.

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Thomas Jefferson Monorial

Day 1: Morning

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at Salamander DC, where you can enjoy city views as you fuel up for a day of exploration and adventure ahead. Afterward, located just steps from our hotel via a private footpath, stroll along the Tidal Basin to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, especially charming when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom each spring.

Washington Monument

Day 1: Afternoon

Continue your journey through history with a visit to the National Mall and its iconic monuments. From the towering Washington Monument to the solemn Lincoln Memorial, each landmark tells a story of courage, sacrifice, and resilience. Explore at your own pace or join a guided tour to learn more about the significance of these legendary sites.


Day 1: Evening

Take a short drive to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and enjoy a family-friendly performance or take a guided tour to experience the artistic legacy of this renowned cultural hub. While there, don't miss the opportunity to explore the new permanent exhibit, "Arts and Ideals," which delves into how the arts shaped the Kennedy presidency. Engage the young ones with an interactive scavenger hunt of the exhibit designed to make the experience educational and enjoyable for children.


Day 2: Morning

Head out on a captivating morning exploring the Smithsonian Museums, conveniently situated just a short distance from the hotel and offering free admission. Whether marveling at aviation history in the National Air and Space Museum, discovering the wonders of Earth showcased in the National Museum of Natural History, or immersing yourself in the rich heritage of the African American experience at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, your visit guarantees a fulfilling blend of discovery and cultural appreciation.

Spy Museum

Day 2: Afternoon

In the afternoon, vist the nearby International Spy Museum, where the intriguing world of espionage comes to life. Delve into interactive exhibits that unveil the covert tools and tactics employed by spies throughout history, offering an immersive experience for all ages.

Nationals Baseball

Day 2: Evening

Switch things up in the evening by heading to Nationals Park for an exhilarating Washington Nationals Baseball Game, a quick 10-minute drive from the hotel. Grab some classic ballpark snacks and a photo with the National’s mascot, Screech.

Elephant at the zoo

Day 3: Morning

Start your morning with a visit to the National Zoo, where over 2,000 animals from around the world await. From majestic lions to playful sea lions, there's no shortage of wildlife to delight and inspire visitors of all ages. Check the schedule of daily demonstrations for a front-row seat to the zookeepers working with your favorite animals.


Day 3: Afternoon

Refresh and recharge in the comfort of your hotel room by ordering room service for a relaxing afternoon before venturing next door to the experiential art house, ARTECHOUSE. Celebrate the discovery of our universe with their interactive exhibit, Beyond the Light, created in collaboration with NASA to push the boundaries of our imagination. This exhibit is open daily and guests of Salamander DC receive savings on admission with promo code: Salamander5.


Day 3: Evening

Unwind with a leisurely dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants at The Wharf. Savor fresh seafood and local flavors as you soak in the scenic views of the Potomac River, a perfect ending for your stay in the Nation’s Capital.