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100 South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Visiting Virginia with Kids

Visit Virginia with kids! There are hundreds of things for kids to do in northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and nearby Maryland. Bring your kids when you stay with us at Washington Suites. We have plenty of features and amenities just for kids, and some of the world's greatest playgrounds are right on our doorstep. If your kids aren't careful, they just might learn something while they're here too. The Washington, D.C. area has plenty of attractions that are educational as well as fun.

Our Family & Kid-Friendly Summer Activities include

  • Outdoor swimming pool with pool games and life jackets for younger swimmers (Pool Open from May 28- September 5 from 11am to 10pm, weather permitting)
  • Coloring books and Crayola crayons upon check-in
  • Outdoor games available
  • Kid friendly computer room
  • Nine-hole putting green (we supply the putters and balls)
  • Water tables at the pool for the smaller tots
  • Board and card games available at the
    front desk

Kids Events at Washington Suites Alexandria

Meet George Washington - FREE EVENT at Virginia Hotel

Meet George Washington - FREE EVENT -

Kids get the chance to meet General Washington and discuss the founding of America and facts of his life. Pose for a photo with the General and receive a free photo button of George Washington and a 5x7 photo with him, all courtesy of the Washington Suites Alexandria. The entire evening is FREE and open to all our guests!

Breakfast with George Washington -

Did you know that George Washington's favorite breakfast was hoecakes (colonial version of the modern pancake) and honey? Join us from 7am to 10am and dine with George Washington. Pancakes and syrup will be served in honor of our first President. In addition, the deluxe continental breakfast will also be available. This SPECIAL EVENT is FREE to all hotel guests! 2013 dates to be announced.

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Alexandra

Topgolf Kingstown -

TopGolf Kingstowne is a golf entertainment destination open every day, rain or shine, day or night from 8am until 11pm. It is just 3 miles from the hotel. Phone: 703-924-2600. Address: 6625 S. Van Dorn Street in Alexandria Virginia. Visit http://www.topgolfusa.com/locations/kingstowne/
  • Movie Theaters - AMC Hoffman 22 -

    Eisenhower Ave and Telegraph Road in Alexandria
    Distance - 3.5 miles
    Address - 206 Swamp Fox Rd. Alexandria, VA 22314
    Show times - 703-998-4 AMC (4262)
    Guest Services - 703-236-1083
  • Child-Friendly Soft Play Area at Landmark Mall -

    Indoor train rides
    Distance - 0.4 mi
    Address - 5801 Duke St # D108, Alexandria, VA
    Phone - 703-941-2582
    http://www.landmarkmall.com/html/AttractionDetail.asp?aid=2819
Cameron Run Waterpark, Regional Park & Mini Golf at Alexandria, Virginia Hotel
  • Cameron Run Waterpark, Cameron Run Regional Park & Mini Golf -

    Waterslides, wave pool, lap pool, batting cages and miniature golf.
    Distance - 2.8 miles
    Address - 4001 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone - 703-960-0767
    www.nvrpa.org/parks/cameronrun/index.php
  • Sport Rock Climbing Center -

    Indoor rock climbing center offers world class top-roping, lead climbing, bouldering, and much more. Sport Rock offers day passes and also welcomes groups
    Distance - 1.7 miles
    Address - 5308 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
    http://www.sportrock.com
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon Adventure Map -

    The colorful Adventure Map is free for families with the purchase of a child's admission ticket to George Washington's home. It guides children in a quest to solve nine puzzles.
    Distance - 10 miles
    Address - Mount Vernon, VA 22121
    Phone - 703-780-2000
  • Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum -

    If your kids are excited by things that fly, this is a must-see. The entire history of aviation and of America's space program in one colorful exhibit after another.
    Distance - 7.7 mi
    Address - 6th and Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC
    Phone - 202-633-2214
    www.nasm.si.edu/
Washington Nationals Baseball at Alexandria, Virginia Hotel
  • Washington Nationals Baseball -

    Take ‘em out to a ballgame! Washington, D.C.'s beautiful new baseball stadium, in a handy downtown location on the Anacostia River, just opened in 2008. It's a stone's throw from Capitol Hill - in fact from many seats you can see the capitol dome. Bring the kids out and enjoy the excitement of Washington Nationals baseball.
    Distance - 10.9 mi
    Address - Nationals Park,1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003-1507.
    http://nationals.mlb.com
  • Six Flags America -

    Popular amusement park located in Upper Marlboro Maryland. Lots of entertainment and fun, including a four-story water slide. Washington Suites Alexandria Hotel is just a short drive away from Six Flags America.
    Distance - 20 miles
    Address - 13710 Central Avenue Upper Marlboro MD
    Phone - 301-249-1500
    www.sixflags.com
  • Paramount's King's Dominion -

    Virginia's most popular theme park. Rides, attractions, concerts, events, much more.
    Distance - 76.9 miles
    Address - 16000 Theme Park Way Doswell, VA 23047
    Phone - 804-876-5134
    www.kingsdominion.com
  • Old Town Scavenger Hunt -

    Hunt through the brick-lined streets of Old Town to discover historic places and learn about George Washington and other patriots. Divide into teams and see who wins! Ages 7-11. Map and clues available at the Christmas Attic.
    Distance - 4.8 miles
    Address - 125 S. Union St.
    Phone - 703-519-1749
    www.alexcolonialtours.com
  • Alexandria Skatepark, Alexandria, VA


    Distance - 2 miles
    Address - 3540 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA 22066
Don't forget all the fun and excitement in Washington DC - 9 miles north of the hotel. Free shuttle to the Van Dorn Metro - less than 30 minutes to most of the museums. (Hint: Washington, D.C.'s excellent Metro system has stations close to many of the capital's attractions, and will save you the headache and expense of trying to park in town.)