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Old 06-25-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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Looking for suggestions. I know thats vague but I'm new here and most of what I find online is "come listen to mozart in the woods in 100 degree weather! DEET prohibited" or "come enjoy a $120 tea tasting, extra charge to sit or use bathroom" or "slap on your juicy pants and come shake it at our pool partay with $5 chocoslut martinis from 9 to 12!".

I'm clearly not googlin' the right stuff.

Anything fun to do in Georgetown / Friendship Heights / Arlington / Mclean / AU area / Palisades / Burleith / Cleveland Park / Capitol Hill / etc with a 1 year old?

Partly to have fun with the kid, partly just to see more of DC/Nova.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Looking for suggestions. I know thats vague but I'm new here and most of what I find online is "come listen to mozart in the woods in 100 degree weather! DEET prohibited" or "come enjoy a $120 tea tasting, extra charge to sit or use bathroom" or "slap on your juicy pants and come shake it at our pool partay with $5 chocoslut martinis from 9 to 12!".

I'm clearly not googlin' the right stuff.

Anything fun to do in Georgetown / Friendship Heights / Arlington / Mclean / AU area / Palisades / Burleith / Cleveland Park / Capitol Hill / etc with a 1 year old?

Partly to have fun with the kid, partly just to see more of DC/Nova.
It's going to be hot as blazes, so check out one of the many "sprayground" parks in NoVA such as Lyon Village Park. If you want to go a little bigger, go to Upton Regional Park in Arlington, which has a big kiddie pool (there is an admission fee) or one of the other local waterparks.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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does the kid like to stay in the stroller, or toddle around?

I forget, but here are some ideas

DC childrens museum, its aimed a little older but there must be something the kid would like.

stroll around the tidal basin

stroll along the mall (smithsonian folklike festival is now - kid might like the music, you can look at stuff while kid toddles around) Theres a carousel there.

just take walks, eat at restaurants with outdoor seating.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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You could go to Mason Neck Park in Fairfax off the Potomac.
Mason Neck State Park
Even though the site says no pools or swimming there is a very large pool called Pirates Cove, baby pool etc.,on the property, you can't miss it, very nice. What I like about the area is one second you are in the rat race and once you're on Gunston Rd you feel as though you're in the country.

Pirates cove very close to Mason Neck
http://www.trekaroo.com/activities/p...orton-virginia

Also very close by
http://www.nvrpa.org/park/pohick_bay

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Old 06-25-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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You may want to try the Capitol Hill Visitor Center in DC or the US Botanic Garden near the Capitol. You could also catch the DC Circulator Bus for a cheap ride around the sights.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Clemyjontri Park in McLean. Clemyjontri Park, Clemy Park, Fairfax County Park Authority Best and biggest playground in the area. It has both a carousel and restrooms. Your child will have more fun if closer to 2 than 1 year of age, but all ages up to about 10 are well-represented.

But go first thing in the morning, to avoid the crowds and the heat. Waiting until 10 is too late, and you will end up in the dreaded overflow parking area. An hour here right after breakfast and your child will be ready to doze in the car while you quickly scout out neighborhoods.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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DC childrens museum, its aimed a little older but there must be something the kid would like.
It closed down years ago and is supposedly be rebuilt in National Harbor. That project has been delayed multiple times and I have no idea if it will ever come to fruition.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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I was going to suggest Clemyjontri, also, but you want to be there by 9 a.m. b/c it is not shaded (the heat) and you want a parking space in the lot.

Or you could check out the Lyon park or Hayes park spraygrounds in Arlington-my 1 year old loves these. Upton Hills is too crazy on the weekends IMO.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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You could go to Mason Neck Park in Fairfax off the Potomac.
Mason Neck State Park
Even though the site says no pools or swimming there is a very large pool called Pirates Cove, baby pool etc.,on the property, you can't miss it, very nice. What I like about the area is one second you are in the rat race and once you're on Gunston Rd you feel as though you're in the country.

Pirates cove very close to Mason Neck
Pirates Cove Water Park Pohick Bay - Lorton, VA - Kid-friendly activity reviews - Trekaroo

Also very close by
Pohick Bay - Main Page
Pirates Cove is at Pohick Bay Regional Park, not Mason Neck.

Mason Neck State Park is a bit further down and doesn't have swimming.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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How about this place in Alexandria? With the heat it looks like a good option.

Cameron Run - Main Page
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