Spring is the best time to visit, when you might be lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in bloom, but fall is mild, too. Summer is more difficult with the high heat and humidity. During the holidays, the White House Christmas tree is on view and historic theaters stage classic Christmas performances all season.
One of DC’s greatest qualities is its walkability. A small town at heart, you can move between neighborhoods easily if time allows for a stroll. The Metro subway system (payment determined by distance) or the bus (fares from $1.75 to $4) go around town and to nearby suburbs, and there are plenty of taxis, too.
January is the coolest month with an average temperature of 29°F (-1.7°C). July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 89°F (31.7°C).
If you’re hoping to tour the White House during your visit, plan ahead. Anyone can tour the presidential abode, but everyone must submit requests no less than 21 days in advance either through their congressional representative or, for foreign nationals, through their embassy.
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