When to Visit
Most people visit Washington DC during the summer. This is a great idea.
However, try to visit during early June when the average high is 82° with an 18 percent chance of a hot day - over 90°.
By late July Washington DC gets hot and humid. The average high hits 88° with a 39 percent chance of a hot day.
Our favorite time of the year in Washington DC is mid September to mid October. The day time highs usually are in the 70° - 80° range with few hot or cold days. Spring is nice in Washington DC, but there is normally more rain and cooler weather.
You can visit Washington DC in the winter, but frankly the days are cold and often cloudy. However, in the winter the museums are not crowded.
To learn about tourist attractlions in DC like the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall, see left side menu.
Also, discover our modern and clean Metro subway by clicking "Metro" on left side menu.
Rush Hour Blues
When visiting Washington DC, you need to consider the daily rush hour.
Washington DC has one of the worst rush hours in the country. Between 7 - 9 AM and 4 - 6 PM it is a long commute by car or Metro subway into the city.
The easy, but expensive, solution to this problem is to get a hotel within walking distance of the National Mall. Besides avoiding rush hour, a Washington DC hotel room allows you to take a mid-day break in your room.
If you stay in the suburbs, wait to 9:30 AM to travel to Washington DC. Traffic is better and the Metro has lower fares from 9:30 AM - 3 PM and 7 PM - closing.
Before returning to the suburbs have dinner in downtown Washington DC and leave after 7 PM.