Family Adventure Holidays: Road Trip to Philadelphia from Washington D.C. – Day 2: Meet the inhabitants of the wild

Can't wait to see surprises of the first full day in Washington D.C.? Let's lift the shroud of mystery: today you visit the zoo, watch the bizarre representatives of the animal world, and also visit the museum of natural science to explore the history of our planet, starting from prehistoric times.
Family Adventure Holidays: Road Trip to Philadelphia from Washington D.C.

Trip duration: 10 days

Elena Sadchikova

Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato

Ice Cream Shops, Cafés, Coffee Shops

The whole city awakens in front of you, and Dolcezza staff is ready to delight guests of the facility with aromatic coffee, many varieties of delicious ice cream and fresh pastries. And if you think that morning meal should include not only sweets, then the cafe offers several options for your breakfast: from green salad with soft-boiled eggs or scrambled eggs to berry pancakes with syrup.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo


A visit to the Washington Zoo is interesting for both children and adults; here you can watch a variety of animal species: from active primates to graceful wild cats. The favorites of the public are incredibly cute clumsy and charming big pandas. Please note that the best time to visit the zoo is from spring to autumn, in winter some aviaries are closed, but in the cold season the park is decorated with colorful illumination.

Los Hermanos

Caribbean Restaurants

After a long walk through the zoo you need a hearty lunch. Many cafes and restaurants to suit every taste are nearby, and we recommend visiting Los Hermanos. The specifics of the facility is traditional Dominican cuisine. The restaurant serves no exquisite dishes and has no unusual interiors, but there is always a friendly and warm atmosphere and large portions of delicious home-cooked dishes.

National Museum of Natural History

Science Museums

Whatever your interest is - from archeology to jewelry art, there will be exhibits in the museum of natural science that can surprise you. On the territory of the museum are several dozens of thematic meetings illustrating the stages of the development of life on Earth. Young researchers are always attracted by the halls, where giant skeletons of door reptiles are presented, and the harsh inhabitants of the deep sea. The museum has an interactive component, for example, you can mould yourself in the computer image of a Neanderthal.

Enid A. Haupt Garden


After a long exploration of the museum collections, you can enjoy your time in the fresh air in the city Haupt Garden. It has everything for a comfortable family holiday and aesthetic pleasure: well-groomed avenues, intricate flower arrangements, fountains and modern sculptures. The park is particularly magnificent during the flowering magnolia, it turns into a fragrant pink cloud.

Blue Duck Tavern

New American Restaurants, American Restaurants

The Blue Duck Tavern restaurant has a lot of advantages - from the original recipe to the modern conceptual interiors, but, of course, the distinctive feature of this place attracting visitors is the open kitchen. You can watch a team of experienced chefs creating another culinary masterpiece through a glass partition.