PHOTOS: 10 Kid-Friendly Activities In and Around DC

10/18/2010 09:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In DC, where so many over-serious people run around fluffing their tail feathers and admiring the plumage of their campaign donors, kids can sometimes seem like an alien species that's stumbled into the wrong ecosystem. But all the parents who live here know that life really revolves more around swimming pools and expanses of grass than it does around wood-paneled offices and power lunches.

No matter how much work remains to be done ... or undone ... one constituency always has time for brightly colored carousels, pop flies, and pedal boats. My new DC Insider's Guide for iPhone and iPad, recently released on the iTunes App Store, offers tips on where to find such kid-friendly delights. Here are ten of my picks to get your alien species feeling right at home.

10 Kid-Friendly Activities In and Around DC