Washington D.C.

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Washington D.C.

Peak Season: June to August

Even though weather-wise this is probably the worst time to visit D.C. – summers swelter with temperatures in the upper 80s – these months see the most traffic, probably because school is out and families are on vacation.

Off Season: December to January

D.C. is pretty popular year-round, but visitor numbers (and hotel rates) tend to drop in winter due to the freezing temperatures in the 30s.

Sweet Spot: March to May; September to November

This is generally a good time for sight-seeing – leisure travelers are few and temperatures average 55°F. Still, business and political travel shifts into high gear, pushing up hotel rates. March’s Cherry Blossom Festival also brings crowds.

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