Most of the art museums in Washington DC and Baltimore are free! This is perfect for visiting with young children with short attention spans. We often pair 15 minutes in an art gallery with a short visit to the Air and Space Museum or Natural History Museum in DC.
Most of the museums are kid-friendly. On occasion, there is art that is not appropriate for children, but it often easy to avoid. Many of the guards enjoy seeing kids around and a few of them have started conversations with my kids about their favorite pieces of art.
There are programs for children of all ages at nearly every one of these museums.
Mid to late October is when the leaves start changing in the mountains and hills outside of Washington DC in Maryland and Virginia. The most scenic vistas are probably in the Appalachian Mountains, but wherever you go in the capital region in October, you will be surrounded by fall color.1. Catoctin Mountain Park
Whether looking for a big time area with all of the amenities or a small town resort you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. With an average of over 250 days of sunshine a year there is a good chance you will enjoy beautiful weather while taking advantage of our soft flaky snow. When not on the slopes many of the New Mexico towns offer a large variety of cultural opportunities.1. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway
If you have an inexperienced or novice skier in your family, ski school is the way to go. Ski resorts in the northeast have a great number of terrific learn to ski and board programs.1. Ministars Program at Killington Mountain School
New England skiing provides everything from luxury resorts with expert trails to small family owned mountains perfect for your new skier. Check out the ones that have the most family friendly atmospheres.Connecticut and Rhode Island offer small mountains devoid of vacationers where your child can hone their skills. In Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts you can obtain the whole skiing resort experience complete with daycare and kid themed programming.1. Mount Southington Ski Area