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Planning a Holiday to Washington DC

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The capital city, Washington DC will mesmerize you with its rich history, culture, art and world class attractions. To get the most out of your vacation, plan a visit to DC between March to May and September to November. These times are considered the best time to be in DC, when the weather is warm and pleasant and, moreover minimal tourists. Summer months in Dc is not much favorable for outdoor activities and explorations due to sweltering and humid weather. Winter months in DC are prone to snowstorms and cold temperature. As this is an off season, hotel rates are definitely lower comparatively to other season.

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Spring Holiday in Washington DC

The focus of spring season is the Cherry Blossom Festival, that attracts many visitors. With weather quite pleasant, this is an ideal time to explore outdoor tours and activities. That said, the temperature in the initial phase of the spring season remains quite low, so make sure you pack some extra layers.

Spring Temperature in DC

-Average temperatures ranges from low-60s to mid-70s
-Warm

Spring Festivals and Events in DC


National Cherry Blossom Festival (late March-Early April)

Clothes to Pack

-Long and short sleeves shirts
-Long pants, jeans, shorts
-Light jacket
-Comfortable shoes

Summer Holiday in Washington DC

The peak season in DC lies between June to August. It's sweltering and humid during the summer season and along with the temperature, tourist influx also increases. The time is quite unfavorable for Outdoor activities and exploration but you can visit the city's famous and vast museums, art centers, monument buildings - all equipped with air conditioning to give the tourist a respite from the scorching heat. Expect congested roads and high hotel rates.

Summer Temperature in DC


Average temperature of 79.8 o F
High average temperatures in the upper 80s
Humid
Frequent thunderstorms

Summer Festivals and Events in DC

Independence Day (July 4)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June)

Clothes to pack

-Light clothes, short sleeves
-Shorts
-Flat open shoes
-scarfs, sunscreen, hats


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Fall Holiday in Washington DC

Pleasant weather, lower hotel rates and lesser crowd rush, make autumn the best season to visit DC. During this time, there are lots of festivals and events to participate. It is advisable to make your booking a little ahead as many business travelers flock the city during this time. Also, make sure to pack few extra layers as the temperatures are brisk at night and at the end of fall season.

Fall Temperature in DC


-Average high temperatures ranges between the upper-50s and upper-70s
-Warm

Fall Festivals and Events in DC

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Labor Day Concert
Veterans Day
Marine Corps Marathon

Clothes to Pack

-Medium weight jackets
-Long and half sleeves shirts
-Comfortable shoes
-Long Pants and jeans

Winter Holiday in Washington DC

You can plan a visit to DC during winter season to take advantage of low hotel rates and flight fares. This is a low season and also temperature wise, it is freezing with annual snowfall. You must definitely pack lots of thick jackets and thermals.

Winter Temperature in DC


-Average temperatures in the 30s and 40s
-Snowfall
-Wind Chill

Winter Festivals and Events in DC

National Tree Lighting
International Food & Wine Festival
Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday
President's Day

Clothes to Pack

-Thick jackets, woolens
-Thermals
-Warm long pants
-Gloves, caps, socks, scarfs
-Closed shoes
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