There are a nearly infinite amount of things to do in our nation’s capital, especially if you’re the kind of person who likes to wander a bustling metropolis, or get lost in a sea of history. For the intellectually curious, the city’s museums are unparalleled in the nation. For the culture kid, there’s a slew of bars, clubs, and art houses to slake your thirst. D.C. really does have a little bit of something for everyone. Of course, with all those exciting possibilities right at your fingertips, there are also a lot of ways you can make a misstep that has an irrevocable impact on your trip. So with that in mind, here are a few things NOT to do while visiting Washington, D.C.
1. Don’t Go During the Summer
New York doesn’t have anything on D.C. during the summer. It’s hot, muggy, and packed with tourists trying to squeeze in a vacation before their kids head back to school. If you can possibly avoid it, go during October or the early Spring. It’s even worth it to take your kids out of school for a few days. Trust us, there’s more than enough educational opportunities in D.C. to balance out a few missed days.