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Yoga in the mornings and nature
trails in the afternoon. A wine
tasting this weekend. Gourmet
cooking class on Tuesday. And not
a moment spent on an unmowed
lawn. Easy living means your higher
priorities get priority. Homes from
the mid $300s to $1 million+ and
townhomes from the $260s.
Live well at 12 Oaks.
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The National Zoo
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is part of the venerable Institution and one of
the most popular family attractions in Washington, D.C. It’s also an educational and
research facility that specializes in protecting some of our planet’s most endangered
Without a doubt, the trio of giant pandas are the Zoo’s most famous residents,
including two-year-old Bao Bao. In addition, the 163-acre park is home to about 1,800
animals representing more than 300 species from around the world. There are Asian
elephants, Sumatran tigers and gorillas, and African lions and cheetahs. A pair of rescued bald eagles can be viewed close-up from an observation blind and the American
Trail features species like beavers, otters, wolves and bears that are native to North
America. The Bird House is a cornucopia of vivid colors and exotic calls, while the
Reptile Discovery House offers creepy delights that include huge snakes and lizards.
The National Zoo’s educational programs include animal training, feeding demonstrations and presentations by staff zookeepers. The schedule changes every day, so
you and the grandkids will want to check in at the welcome center upon arrival to see
the featured activities and special events taking place during your visit.
After viewing the wild animals from a safe distance, the Kid’s Farm at the Zoo
offers the youngsters a more hands-on experience. From common American farm animals to less familiar species like the alpaca, kids can participate in supervised grooming and other activities as they learn before taking a romp on the Pizza Playground.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon (that’s the official name) is located on a beautiful stretch of the Potomac River about 15 miles south of the District of Columbia.
The historic home of the Revolutionary War leader and first President of the United
States, Mount Vernon offers daily attractions and special events to delight history
lovers of all ages.
The Ford Orientation Center starts your visit with an action-packed movie and
staff advice on the day’s featured activities. Be sure to get a Mount Vernon Adventure
Map with its kid-centered tour of the estate and a puzzle the grands can solve to
claim a prize.
The iconic Mount Vernon Mansion overlooking the Potomac is a must-see site on
your tour, but the kids will also enjoy stretching their legs in the six acres of adjacent
gardens or on the nearby forest trail. At the Reynolds Museum and Education Center,
Washington’s life story from childhood to retirement is traced and the Hands-on-History Center offers interactive fun designed for ages three through eight.
The Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon is one of the site’s most popular destinations.
It’s a working 18th-century farm where you and the grandkids can learn about the
lifestyle of the times with a variety of demonstrations and exhibits. The farm also
hosts the annual Fall Harvest event (October 24-25) and the estate will again this
year welcome kids of all ages to enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating on the grounds
(October 30). I-L