Fun Ideas for Father’s Day in Washington, D.C.

Father’s Day is the time for you to let Dad know how much you enjoy spending time with him. Gather the family to enjoy Father’s Day together with all that Tenleytown and the rest of Washington, D.C. has to offer.

Geek Out at a Museum

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the best museums in the U.S., and many of them won’t cost you a dime. Hop on the Metro and head to one of these fine institutions.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

You could spend all of Father’s Day at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and still not see everything. From dinosaurs to Neanderthals, you’ll find it here. There’s a reason why it’s the most-visited museum in North America, and we’re lucky to have it here in D.C.

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History is often overlooked, but it’s worth a visit. The museum is home to the original Star Spangled Banner, the War of 1812-era flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write what would become America’s national anthem.

Air and Space Museum

Visit the Air and Space Museum to see antique aircraft and cool relics of American space travel. For $7, Dad can get in a flight simulator and see what it’s like to do barrel rolls in an F-4 Phantom II fighter jet.

If you don’t mind paying an entry fee:

  • Swing by the Newseum for the story behind the story of some of the biggest events of the past century.
  • Take Dad to get his James Bond on at the International Spy Museum.

Go Sightseeing

There are so many buildings of note in D.C. that you don’t need a guide to take a walking tour. You can’t miss the highlights. A walk around the National Mall will offer sights of the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Capitol and more.

Want to stick to Tenleytown? Take dad to Fort Reno Park to see the site of the only Civil War action to take place in D.C.

Check out the D.C. Jazz Festival

Washington, D.C. has a long jazz history. (We are the hometown of Duke Ellington, after all.) The fast-growing D.C. Jazz Festival wraps up on Father’s Day, starting with a brunch at Malmaison and featuring numerous performances at venues across the city.

Take Dad Out for a Bite

In Tenleytown and surrounding neighborhoods, there are good restaurants for all budgets. Keep it simple with a pizza from Pete’s, or walk over to Connecticut Avenue and challenge Dad to a match of ping pong over a beer at Comet Ping Pong.

If you’re looking to splurge, take him to a high-end steakhouse like Bourbon Steak in Georgetown, located in the Four Seasons. Dress nicely, though, because you might spot a celebrity or a big-shot politician.

Check Out Some Antique Cars

If muscle cars are Dad’s thing, just across the Potomac River in Crystal City, VA is the Crystal Car Show from 2 to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day.

There’s always something fun, educational or delicious to find in Washington, D.C., and Father’s Day is no exception. We’re in the center of it all here in the nation’s capital.

At Tenley View, our residents are steps away from a Metro stop to connect them with the rest of this great city. Our community includes amenities perfect for everyone. Schedule a tour today to come see what we have to offer here at Tenley View