Cheap Flights to Washington DC
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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
Best Anytime fares to Washington DC
Cheap round-trip flights to Washington DC
|Los Angeles||Washington DC||Sat, Feb 1 - Tue, Feb 11||Alaska Airlines||$228|
|Chicago||Washington DC||Tue, Jan 21 - Sun, Jan 26||JetBlue Airways||$210|
|Boston||Washington DC||Mon, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 15||US Airways||$98|
|Denver||Washington DC||Wed, Jan 15 - Sun, Jan 19||Frontier Airlines||$218|
|San Francisco||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 21||Frontier Airlines||$296|
|Seattle||Washington DC||Tue, Jan 14 - Fri, Jan 17||Sun Country Airlines||$260|
|Minneapolis||Washington DC||Wed, Jan 8 - Wed, Jan 15||Sun Country Airlines||$178|
|Dallas||Washington DC||Fri, Jan 24 - Sun, Feb 2||Frontier Airlines||$318|
|New York||Washington DC||Fri, Dec 20 - Tue, Dec 24||Delta Air Lines||$146|
|Orlando||Washington DC||Wed, Dec 25 - Wed, Jan 1||US Airways||$178|
|Kansas City||Washington DC||Sat, Jan 11 - Sun, Jan 19||United Airlines||$240|
|Atlanta||Washington DC||Wed, Dec 25 - Sat, Jan 4||US Airways||$185|
Best weekend fares to Washington DC
Best weekend fares to Washington DC
|Los Angeles||Washington DC||Fri, Dec 6 - Mon, Dec 9||American Airlines||$243|
|Chicago||Washington DC||Sat, Jan 18 - Sun, Jan 19||JetBlue Airways||$210|
|Boston||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 9 - Mon, Jan 13||US Airways||$112|
|Denver||Washington DC||Fri, Jan 10 - Sun, Jan 12||Frontier Airlines||$218|
|San Francisco||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 9 - Sun, Jan 12||Frontier Airlines||$296|
|Seattle||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 16 - Mon, Jan 20||Sun Country Airlines||$260|
|Minneapolis||Washington DC||Fri, Jan 24 - Mon, Jan 27||Sun Country Airlines||$178|
|Dallas||Washington DC||Fri, Jan 24 - Sun, Jan 26||Frontier Airlines||$318|
|New York||Washington DC||Sat, Jan 11 - Sun, Jan 12||Delta Air Lines||$146|
|Orlando||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 16 - Mon, Jan 20||US Airways||$178|
|Kansas City||Washington DC||Fri, Jan 10 - Sun, Jan 12||Frontier Airlines||$240|
|Atlanta||Washington DC||Thu, Jan 2 - Sat, Jan 4||US Airways||$212|
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