This post covers things to do in Washington DC in April, including a top 10 list, nighttime activities, free and family-friendly things to do and is updated for 2019. Read our master post on things to do in DC any time of year.
This section covers our top ten list for April. When possible, we’ve noted activities that are free or kid-friendly. For more ideas on popular things to do in DC, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.
This post is about the weather in April in Washington, D.C., including tips on what to wear and on things to do and is updated for 2019. If you’re visiting around the turn of the month, look at our weather in March and May posts!
Spring weather fully arrives in the Nation’s Capital during April as the temperatures steadily rise throughout the month.
Early in April, the morning low temperatures tend to be low to mid-40s F (5-7 C) with a few mornings dipping into the mid-30s F (1-2 C) while the afternoon highs tend to be in the low 60’s F (16-17 C). Read more »
This post is a guide to tickets and exhibits at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC., one of the most popular privately owned museums in the city. In fact, it is so popular it is moving to a new larger location near L’Enfant Plaza on May 11 2019! We show you what type of tickets (and discounts) are available, what you will see, including two awesome gift shops, to help you decide if a visit is worth it for you and your family.
The Spy Museum will REOPEN on May 11, 2019 at its new location!
Looking for what to do in DC during the government shut down?
While some sites will be closed, you can still visit DC during government shutdown! WE’RE STILL OPEN! The city doesn’t shut and in fact, there are often special events and discounts accommodate all the visitors locked out of museums.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE! – updated Jan 25, 2019
Announced on January 25, the government will reopen at least until Feb 15, 2019.
Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Museums will reopen Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
National Archives Museum will reopen at a TBD date
Ford’s Theatre will reopen Sunday January 27, 2019. Peterson’s House remains closed for renovations.
We hope that a longer lasting agreement will happen prior to that. In the mean time, we know many of you are planning for trips beyond that and can use the information below as a guideline for what will be open/closed in the event the government is not able to reach an agreement by Feb 15.
This post covers things to do in Washington DC in March, including a top 10 list, nighttime activities, free and family-friendly things to do and is updated for 2019. Read our master post on things to do in DC any time of year.
This section covers our top ten list for March. When possible, we’ve noted activities that are free or kid-friendly. For more ideas on popular things to do in DC, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.
Every March, we celebrate and commemorate the vital role of women in American history. 2019 marks the beginning of the centennial celebrations honoring the passage of the 19th Amendment and ensuring women the equal right to vote, with special events planned to honor this important anniversary.
Below is a list of some of the best women’s history month activities and events. Most of these options are budget and family friendly!
Cherry Blossom Tours are a great way to see the city that is known for it’s famed Cherry Blossom trees, the beautiful pink and white flowering trees you see on every postcard of the city. A different take on regular walking tours, there are many tour opportunities to explore the city for great photographic spots, learn about the history of these trees and the Cherry Blossom festival that celebrates the trees, Spring and our friendship with Japan.
A unique DC experience is to watch the Twilight Tattoo at Fort Myer, where you can watch a military pageant featuring members of the Old Guard and “Pershing’s Own” band. This free and family-friendly event is often missed but it is easy to get to and worth the trip over the Potomac River to Virginia.
This post explains what the White House Easter Egg Roll is and how to get tickets (lottery). Spring in Washington DC is one of the best times of the year to visit the nations capital. With the cherry blossoms in bloom, warm weather finally here, it is the a great time of year to get out and enjoy some of the many activities Washington, DC has to offer.