DC Summer Travel Tips

Like most big cities, summer in Washington D.C. can be hot, humid and crowded. Plan your adventures to maximize the sightseeing opportunities of this amazing destination while avoiding common “tourist” pitfalls. Read these local tips for your summer getaway to D.C. and plan the perfect vacation.

  • Visit museums during the day. It may be sweltering outside, but in the Smithsonian it will be a cool 70 degrees. Head to air-conditioned museums during the day when the temperatures make outside activities unbearable.
  • See monuments at night. Touring D.C.’s monuments requires plenty of walking outdoors, so plan to do this during the evening hours unless you really like to sweat. Plus, the monuments are more spectacular at night when they are all illuminated.
  • Try public transportation. If you’re not used to riding a metro back home, you might be a little uncomfortable with public transportation. But this is by far the easiest and most inexpensive way to get around the city. You’ll avoid parking hassles and catch a glimpse of what life is like as a local. Avoid rush hour for your first ride out.
  • Bring water and sunscreen. Washington D.C. was built on a swamp, and many people don’t realize how hot and humid it can get in the summertime. Be prepared for high temperatures and plenty of sunshine by bringing water, sunscreen and loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibers.

Book our D.C. hotel’s Summer Special package and you’ll enjoy discounted accommodations combined with handy modern conveniences. Along with a deluxe guest room at 10% off the best available rate (3 night minimum), you’ll receive free Wi-Fi and complimentary hot breakfast during your stay. Call us now at 1 (301) 656-9300 for more information or to book this D.C. vacation package today.


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