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The city of Washington DC is home to some of the major tourist attractions of America and appeals to families and couples.
Average Flight Time:
11 hours
Time Difference:
-8 hours
Average Temp:
18°C
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On America’s East Coast, is one of the most famous cities in the world and also the seat of U.S. Government, Washington D.C. Imposing monuments and impressive architecture rub shoulders with grand avenues and quaint neighbourhoods. Sightseeing is a must on a city break in Washington, with so many world-famous landmarks and places to visit – The White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, The Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the Smithsonian Museum to name but a few. Away from the bustle of the city, you’ll discover an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods including trendy Georgetown and Adams-Morgan, where life is so much slower and pavement café culture is the norm. But it doesn’t stop there; enjoy boutique and designer shopping, museums, live music venues, Broadway productions, great bars and restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. With so much to see and experience in one place, it’s easy to see why a Washington DC city break it’s a popular choice on a holiday to America.

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Jan
6°C
Feb
7°C
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12°C
Apr
18°C
May
21°C
Jun
24°C
Jul
28°C
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29°C
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26°C
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19°C
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7°C
Washington DC has a fairly mild climate. The weather is extremely sunny and hot, particularly at the height of summer, during June, July and August. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit the city, avoiding the heat of the summer and the humidity. Winters in Washington are fairly mild and the weather can be a mixture of icy, cold days and bright, sunny days. Snow often falls in the winter, mostly during December, January and February. Average daily January temperatures are 5°C and average daily July temperatures are 31°C.
Things to see & do

Youll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do on a holiday in Washington DC. If you book well in advance, you can visit the White House. Explore the home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, overlooking the Potomac River. 25 miles outside the city, Loudoun County boasts more than 20 boutique wineries to visit and sample the local offerings. Enjoy a river cruise from the Georgetown waterfront along the Potomac River. A tour on a Segway is a great way to see the city. The National Zoo, the National Air & Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and Rock Creek Park are popular choices for the children. Watch Washington Redskins play football at the FedEx field. Visit James Bond 007s Aston Martin and lots of toys used by the FBI, KGB and CIA at The International Spy Museum. Visit the Great Falls Park on the Potomac River.

Washington DC enjoys an amazing nighttime scene. Live music venues dot the city featuring every kind of music from R&B to Reggae, Jazz and Rock. Party in the cool Dupont Circle or AdamsMorgan districts or enjoy the excellent bars and restaurants in Georgetown. The Atlas district north of Union Station has a good choice of new nightspots to choose from.

Food & drink

Theres a restaurant in Washington DC to suit every taste and budget. From African, Asian, Japanese, European and South American cuisine on the menu to gourmet fare served up by celebrity chefs, you wont go hungry in Washington DC. There are also a large number of fastfood outlets and pizza chains. Fresh fish and seafood dishes are popular especially around the coastal areas of the city. Wine, beer and cocktails will satisfy your thirst.

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