Lewis of London carries some beautiful crib sets and crib bedding. Much of what they carry can't be found at the chain shops. The employees are very helpful. The prices are pretty high but if that isn't a concern you will find something here.
The aquarium in the basement of the commerce building is quite small. The exhibits are ok but the museum itself is a bit dilapidated and dark. There is asmal hands on tank with horseshoe crabs, starfish and some other critters for the kids to touch. Admission is free.
If a child needs to be hospitalized this is the place they should be. They understand a childs fears and all the staff are trained to deal with them. They realize that children aren't just miniature adults. The hospital itself is decorated in bright colors and divided into different "clinics". One area for nephrology, another for cardiac. The physicians and staff are world class.
This is part of Walter Reed and is not easily found if you don't know where you are going. They have some of the most morbid medical curiosities on display. A giant hairball, a leg with NF and many jars of disfigured babies. This is probably not the place to take a young child but older ones would probably find it very interesting.
The International Spy Museum has some interesting exhibits but some are difficult to see, especially when it's crowded, which it always is. Admission is controlled and tickets must be purchased. It's not the place for young children. Most of the exhibits are geared towards adults. They have a great gift shop. I am bothered having to pay for admission when the Smithsonian is so close by and free.
The Smithsonian Museum Is a collection of museums in seperate buildings. The Natural History and Air and Space are probably the most popular. The Hall of Mammals with the giant stuffed elephant is a sight as is the mineral collection. A really fun museum is the American History museum. They have a collection of stage sets and items from film and television. The Smithsonian Institution is one of the few free museums and is easily accessed by Metro.
This is a small trolly museum on Bonifant Rd. It's surrounded by residential developments. They have a wonderful Holly Trolly ride during the holidays. Unfortunately there was a fire recently that destroyed some irreplacable trollys.
Rainbow has a number of good stylists working there. Prices are in line with other salons in the area, about $50 for a cut and blow dry. A number of other services such as waxing, and nails are offered. It's located in White Flint Mall so parking isn't a problem.
This restaurant has some fantastic food. The decor isn't much to look at but once you taste your meal that doesn't matter. Their menu is very similar to Pines of Rome in Bethesda. Their white pizza is the absolute best and you can count on their daily specials to be equally good. The wait staff is extremely efficient. The prices are very reasonable. It's a great place to take the family.
Fire and Ice carries a large assortment of jewelry, from sterling to gold and precious gems. Most of their pieces are unusual and hand crafted. There is a fantastic selection of sterling with semi-precious stones. Their display cases are so full it's hard to get to see everything. They always have a large selection of pieces on sale.