Published at 5:26 PM EDT on May 6, 2016 | Updated at 6:37 PM EDT on May 6, 2016
May and June mean graduation ceremonies, Mother's Day, Father's Day and visits from your family -- but forget about trips to the same tourist favorites you (and your family) have seen again and again.
The National Mall is swamped in late spring. The Smithsonian museums are fantastic... but you probably memorized all the First Lady dresses and airplane models several visits back. Plus, we all know that D.C. has so much going on beyond the tourist staples.
So we did the leg work: Check out our ideas to entertain any type of family -- no Smithsonians, no monuments.