Washington DC Scavenger Hunt for Kids Printable

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Print this fun Washington DC scavenger hunt printable and see how many classic DC spots you can find! Our free list makes a great DC photo walk too.

It’s time for some fun family weekend getaways! We’re heading north in a few weeks and I can’t wait to use our new Washington DC scavenger hunt printable with the boys to get some great photos together.

Growing up, my family always made a big deal out of vacations whether we traveled near or far, on a long trip or one of many family weekend getaways.

I remember getting as excited to spend a couple days at a friends house on the beach as I did taking road trips to places far off. There’s just something about hitting the open road (or sky) and seeing where it takes you.

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Visiting Washington DC with Kids

Now that I’m a mom, I hope that I can instill the same love of exploration in my kids. My husband and I both love trying new things and our list of destinations keeps getting longer with each place we visit!

Using Washington.org to plan our stops, we made a really fun list. 

The boys both get out of school at the end of May, which is earlier than most of the other schools around here. We thought it would be a great chance to take a few days in Washington DC for some sightseeing and good food.

We love visiting this historic city. There is something for everyone. 

Washington DC scavenger hunt for kids with photos

We’ve visited our nation’s capital a couple times over the years. I so enjoy experiencing as much as we can together.

One way I love to get the kids excited is to let them loose with one of our old phones so they can snap their own pictures.

It’s such a fun way for them to remember our family vacations and I love to see the trip through their eyes.

FREE Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Printable

I created a Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Printable to bring with us that the boys can use it to get ideas for photos and see how many they can cross off!

Visit national monuments, museums, the zoo and everything in between to find them all!

Whether you are ready or not, summer is here and it’s time to have some fun! For many of us, a long summer vacation isn’t really on the agenda so we have to make the most of our weekends.

Read: Family Weekend Getaways: Asheville

If you’re in or near the mid-Atlantic, a family weekend getaway to Washington DC is a great way to keep kids excited about learning and have a great time.

Planning a family vacation to Washington DC is a bucket list item! Can't wait to try these fun photo scavenger hunt ideas for kids. Full of tips and activities for everyone!

Inside the Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Printable

The first page consists of image hints for photo-op ideas. On the second page, match up the number on the list with the image to learn where and how to find the photo-op!

Note: These are not meant to be done in order so don’t worry about that part. Pick and choose the ones you want to find and have fun!

Do you have any summer vacation plans? Tell me in the comments below! And if you like this printable, please share it with your friends!

Post updated from 5/2016

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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  1. Subscribing took me to a recipe app not the scavenger hunt.
    Can you send me the link to the hunt? Thank you


  2. Hello,

    I entered my email and confirmed my subscription in order to obtain the DC Scavenger Hunt. I don’t see how to get the PDF. Thanks

    1. Subscribed. How do I find d tbe Washington DC svavenger hunt?

      Thank you for your suggestions.

    1. Hi Lisa, there is a form on the page! It will be emailed to you once you add your info. Enjoy!

  3. I LOVE this printable! I take a lot of DC for granted since I grew up here but my son still hasn’t seen so much. Will be printing this out for our DC weekend in June!