So I know we've had a couple threads about D.C. but reading them haven't really answered some of my specific questions so here goes. We'll be going to Washington D.C. next summer - EXACT dates to be determined but July 10th can not be an arrival day nor departure day. We will be going to the MLB All-Star game that day so I don't want to plan anything else for that day. Family dynamics are as follows: Me, DH, DS (will be 9) DS (will be 7) and DD (will be 8 months). Also joining us will be DM (59 so still young) and DSD (mid 50s). This has been a trip that DS(9) has wanted to take for a few years and we thought that aligning it with the All-Star game will be icing on the cake. We're traveling from Southern California and when traveling to the East Coast we prefer to do red eyes. Our first day (we'll be arriving in the morning) will be a non planned day. I want to use it as a day to unwind, get the kids acclimated to the time change and not plan any museums or tours. The All-Star game will be on a Tuesday so I'm just trying to figure out the best use of our time the rest of our trip. Of course we will have a baby with us so one of my questions is, what restrictions (if any) have any of you experienced traveling to D.C. with a baby (8 months). Obviously, I have no idea what kind of baby she will be so thinking worst case scenario here. We'll be renting a car. How long of a trip do you think would be enough and also not too much to burn out our family? Keep in mind that arrival day is a laid back day and last day will be mostly a travel day and Tuesday will be mostly dedicated to the All-Star game. And when thinking about the days we go, are there many restrictions having a couple of our tour days land on the weekend? Or is it better to do them on the weekdays? Would rather not fly on Fridays or Sundays as they tend to be the most costly. Some things my son does not want to miss: Ford Theatre, Museum of American History, Mt. Vernon and the White House. I'd also like to add Natural History, Air & Space, Holocaust and Capitol Tour at the least. Any other recommendations? How many days (considering our family dynamics) would be sufficient? We have plenty of Marriott points to cover our trip - looking to stay at Springhill Suites Alexandria Oldtown/Southwest. They have free parking and breakfast and the price/points usage can't be beat. My parents will also have enough points to cover theirs although possibly only 5 nights (signed up for the 80,000 point offer very recently). Maybe 6 if they spend about $10,000 in a year with it. Any advice for our trip? I'm not sure how busy it typically is so if anyone's gone around this time, please share your experiences. I want to plan ample time at each attraction but also don't want to burn out the kids. This will be my DSDs first time as well as my kids' first time. Also, what attractions would be stroller friendly and which ones will we have to use the baby carrier? I've been to Washington D.C. 3 times before (never with kids but once AS a young teenager and I didn't plan that lol) but planning it with kids is so much more different - especially with a baby! Thanks everyone!