Best time to visit Washington, D.C.

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7 THINGS TO DO FOR SELECTED DATES

Washington Nationals

April–September • event

Watching a baseball game is a true American experience

Washington Capitals Hockey

October–April • event

A fun winter alternative to baseball and football

Kayaking, Paddling, and Canoeing on the Potomac

April–October • activity

The District of Columbia offers great water sport activities

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

April–December • food

The most famous seafood of the Northeast

Great Falls

March–May • nature

See the Great Falls when they are especially great—full and roaring with the melted snowfall

Mount Vernon Trail

April–October • activity

Combine active outdoor sports with a visit to George Washington's historical estate

Cycling in DC

March–December • activity

With hundreds of kilometres of beautiful paved trails, the District Columbia is a paradise for bikers

MORE THINGS TO DO

Presidential Inauguration

not in range • event

A historical event not to be missed

Adams Morgan Day

not in rangeSeptember 10, 2017 • event

A celebration in the epicenter of Washington's nightlife

Halloween

not in rangelate October • event

One of America's favourite holidays is celebrated on a grand scale in Washington

National Giant Capital Barbecue Battle

not in rangeJune 24–25, 2017 • event

One of American's favourite activities gets a spotlight between the White House and U.S. Capitol

Independence Day

not in rangeJuly 04 • event

There's no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than in Washington D.C.

Cherry Blossoms

not in rangemid-March–mid-April • nature

This grandiose celebration comes to the US capital with the arrival of spring

Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom'

not in rangeMay 28, 2017 • event

The world's largest single-day motorcycle event

Autumn Pumpkin Patch

not in rangeOctober • activity

A beautiful seasonal tradition

St. Patrick's Day

not in range • event

A perfect occasion for a pub crawl or to see the fountain by the White House turned green

Scream City Tours

not in rangeOctober 07–November 05, 2017 • activity

There is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to visit a haunted house

Labor Day Concert

not in rangeSeptember 03, 2017 • event

The outdoor music season ends with this wonderful concert near the U.S. Capitol

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

not in range • event

Welcome the holiday season with the U.S. President

Marine Corps Marathon

not in rangeMarch 25, 2017 • event

Run along the fastest of the U.S. military's servicemen and servicewomen

Downtown Holiday Market

not in rangelate November–late December • activity

The real Christmas magic starts here

Ice Skating

not in rangemid-November–mid-March • activity

A favorite place for kids and winter sport lovers—ice rinks

Lotus and Water Lilies at the Kenilworth Aquatic Garden

not in rangelate June–mid-August • nature

Washington is said to be a former wetland, so no wonder you can find blooming water flowers

Autumn Foliage

not in rangemid to late October • nature

Fall is one of the best times to visit Washington–combining pleasant weather and splendid nature

Sailing and Cruising on the Potomac

not in rangeMay–November • activity

Explore one of the greatest American river and see the landmarks of the US capital from the water

National Memorial Day Parade

not in rangeMay 30 • event

One of the most patriotic holidays is undertaken with great scale in Washington

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