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Visitors who book flights to Washington, D.C. will usually arrive at one of three area airports. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is actually located in nearby Arlington, Virginia, services most of the domestic air traffic into the area. DCA only accommodates flights from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, so travelers who are flying in from other destinations will typically arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and then take the Metrobus to the city center. Occasionally, Washington, D.C. flights may be redirected to land at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is about 30 miles from the city. From BWI Airport, visitors can take the Metrobus system or the MARC commuter train to Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Weather

The harshest time of year in Washington, D.C. is winter, when temperatures can plummet into the low 20s overnight and the area experiences snow and freezing rain. Outside of the colder months, though, Washington, D.C. has a relatively temperate climate with mild springs, moderate summers, and cool, crisp autumns. The rainiest months in the area are May and September, so when you book flights to Washington, D.C. during those times, be sure to pack your umbrella and a raincoat. Spring and fall are ideal times to stroll along the National Mall in the city, when you can view blooming flowers or changing leaves.

Getting Around Washington, D.C.

After taking one of the comfortable Washington D.C. flights, visitors can make use of several public transportation options to get around the area. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority offers an extensive bus and underground subway system that travels to most of the city's popular spots. However, most of the sightseeing locations are situated close to each other, making walking the easiest way to get around several neighborhoods in the city. If you prefer riding, the D.C. Circulator shuttle service and the Metrobus system offer short rides to frequently visited districts and attractions within the city.

Washington, D.C. Attractions

Both domestic and international flights to Washington, D.C. help guests arrive in the city safely, where they can start planning their trips to local attractions. Washington, D.C. is home to America's most influential government institutions and monuments from its political and social history. Some of the most popular attractions in the area include:

  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the most extensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the American space program and the early history of flight
  • Lincoln Memorial, an impressive stone memorial featuring 36 columns and a 19-foot tall statue of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
  • The Washington Monument, a 555-foot high obelisk dedicated to the first U.S. President George Washington
  • The White House, the residence of the President of the United States and the symbolic seat of American government
  • The National Zoo, a zoological park that covers over 160 acres and houses over 400 animal species
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Cheap round-trip flights to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Sat, May 10 - Wed, May 14 airline logo Sun Country Airlines $318
Chicago Washington DC Mon, Jun 2 - Thu, Jun 5 airline logo JetBlue Airways $226
Boston Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14 airline logo United Airlines $132
Denver Washington DC Sun, May 25 - Wed, May 28 airline logo Frontier Airlines $224
San Francisco Washington DC Wed, May 14 - Wed, May 21 airline logo United Airlines $338
Seattle Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Wed, May 14 airline logo US Airways $339
Minneapolis Washington DC Thu, May 29 - Wed, Jun 4 airline logo AirTran Airways $296
Dallas Washington DC Tue, May 20 - Wed, May 28 airline logo JetBlue Airways $342
New York Washington DC Sat, May 31 - Tue, Jun 3 airline logo United Airlines $148
Orlando Washington DC Tue, Jun 3 - Tue, Jun 10 airline logo American Airlines $198
Kansas City Washington DC Thu, May 8 - Tue, May 20 airline logo US Airways $234
Atlanta Washington DC Wed, May 28 - Wed, Jun 4 airline logo US Airways $169
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Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Best weekend fares to Washington DC

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Sat, May 17 - Mon, May 19 airline logo Sun Country Airlines $318
Chicago Washington DC Thu, May 8 - Mon, May 12 airline logo United Airlines $240
Boston Washington DC Thu, Jun 5 - Sat, Jun 7 airline logo JetBlue Airways $142
Denver Washington DC Fri, May 30 - Mon, Jun 2 airline logo Frontier Airlines $234
San Francisco Washington DC Fri, Jun 6 - Sat, Jun 7 airline logo Virgin America $384
Seattle Washington DC Fri, May 30 - Mon, Jun 2 airline logo Frontier Airlines $384
Minneapolis Washington DC Sat, May 31 - Mon, Jun 2 airline logo AirTran Airways $296
Dallas Washington DC Fri, Jun 20 - Mon, Jun 23 airline logo JetBlue Airways $357
New York Washington DC Sat, May 17 - Sun, May 18 Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines $148
Orlando Washington DC Fri, May 30 - Sun, Jun 1 airline logo United Airlines $198
Kansas City Washington DC Thu, May 8 - Mon, May 12 airline logo US Airways $244
Atlanta Washington DC Thu, Jun 5 - Sat, Jun 7 airline logo US Airways $193
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Airports in Washington DC DC, US

map of airports in Washington DC
  • 1

    Reagan Airport (DCA)

    Distance from City Center: 3 miles

  • 2

    Dulles Airport (IAD)

    Distance from City Center: 22.3 miles