- By kevin
- On May 10, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
The Washington D.C. Tourism Board is emphasizing through its DC Cool campaign, this isn't the Washington you remember from your middle school field trip – it's much hipper than that. Our travel tips here is focus on the popular times to visit Washington, D.C. which may help your vacation there, and you also can find the best Washington DC packages on the Globerouter.com website.
Popular Times to Visit Washington, D.C.:
Summer in D.C. is hot and sticky, making less than ideal conditions for exploring the great outdoors. That said, many museums blast air conditioning, so if you can stand the heat, you'll find plenty of free attractions to keep you entertained. Winter is definitely low season. Although the chance to find lower hotel rates is high and the weather is mild compared to other destinations along the East Coast, the city is prone to freezing cold temperatures and snowstorms.
Spring kicks off with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in mid- to late March. Average temperatures are still pretty brisk at the start of spring, but they'll usually climb into the mid-70s by May, making this season a great time to experience the city's plentiful outdoor attractions.
National Cherry Blossom Festival (March-April)
White House Easter Egg Roll (April)
Flower Mart (May)
Passport DC (May)
National Memorial Day Parade (May)
The months between June and August are the busiest and hottest of the year in D.C. High average temperatures in the upper 80s are coupled with sticky humidity. That said, you'll find plenty of air-conditioned attractions like the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the Library of Congress, and since many locals vacation elsewhere at this time of year, the roads are less congested.
Summerfest DC (June)
Capital Pride Parade (June)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June-July)
National Mall Fourth of July Celebration (July)
Citi Open (July-August)