Best Time to Visit Washington DC
Washington is history, expressed in thousands of memorials, monuments and museums. But Washington is also American modern life, expressed in actual politics, amusement, nightlife, clubs, bars. Districts as Georgetown are well representative of these last features.
Best time to visit Washington
When not to go to Washington
Washington Weather Table
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON?
Most of historical and modern Washington stands on the Northeast side of Potomac river, in a space that comprises:
The Constitution Gardens
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Department of State
Old downtown and Capitol Hill
Library of Congress
The White House
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of American History
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American Indian
Georgetown, Dupont Circle Adams-Morgan districts
Districts representing modern Washington, with interesting bar, nightlife and entertainment possibilities.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL AND VISIT WASHINGTON
Washington weather may be particularly hot and uncomfortable in summer, and particularly cold and disagreeable in winter or even in early spring. It's a very changeable weather, with moderate precipitation all over the year (snow is concentrated in winter months).
If we only consider the weather issue, then the best time to visit Washington is undoubtedly mid and late spring - May, June – orlate-summer and autumn. Autumn, in terms of weather, is perhaps the best period.
But… there are, of course, other issues when equating a visit to Washington.
If hotels prices is an important feature, and you want to bet on accommodation deals, then the summer months (during the vacations of Congress) are the best period (you can tour the museums, or monuments, or political buildings or shopping, without big crowds).
WHEN NOT TO GO AND VISIT WASHINGTON
For many people Washington's summer should be avoided. Humidity and high temperatures may turn July and August very uncomfortable months. For other people, winter is also a period to avoid, due to the possibility of snow or bitterly cold weather.
Spring has also a negative side: it's a season with big throngs, and accommodation – namely in the Cherry Blossom period - tend to be more expensive then in other seasons.
For details about Washington weather, see table below.