You won’t need a jacket or long-sleeved shirts for most days, but if you’re coming later in the month or plan to stay out in the evenings, a light jacket and layers are recommended.
Often, international guests are unprepared for how DC buildings can be so cold. Americans love air conditioning.So, that light, long-sleeved shirt could come in handy during the day.
WHAT TO DO IN DC IN SEPTEMBER?
Below are 10 top things to do in DC in September.Be sure to read our full post on what to do in DC in September which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions.We also recommend reading our definitive post on the best things to do in DC any time of year.And if you are planning on visiting many of DC’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist attraction discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.
Be sure to check out all the top things to do in September in our main post.
July to September 2022 Washington, DCThere is an 85% chance for normal to above normal temperatures and a 77% chance for normal to above normal rainfall
What to Wear to Washington, DC in the Fall
This fall-focused Washington, DC packing list was created to assist you in packing for fall travel to Washington, DC while invoking the southern-meets-city-chic style that is so DC. To do this, we turned to the latest runways for the most up-to-date trends. Think stylish plaid elements, a pop of red and chic booties. Using these and other fall styles, we developed this packable 10-piece fall travel wardrobe. See the trendy 10-piece packing wardrobe below and enjoy!
What to Do in Washington, DC in the Fall
While visiting Washington, DC in the fall, be sure to check out some of the seasonal festivities that take place in and around the city. For a local experience, plan a stop at the longest-running neighborhood festival, the Adams Morgan Day Festival where admission is free. For foodies, Taste of Georgetown is a good bet to sample the epicurean fare of over 30 of the neighborhood’s top restaurants. And for history buffs, plan to visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon during the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour or stop by the Colonial Market & Fair.
For dinner, reserve a seat at Rasika for a delightful take on modern Indian cuisine. And plan a lunch stop at Luke’s Lobster in Georgetown for a tasty New England-style lobster, shrimp or crab roll. Next, we highlight the fall weather in DC and how to pack accordingly.
How to Pack for Washington, DC in the Fall
Washington, DC Fall Weather
The high temperatures for Washington, DC in the fall can range from the low-50s to the upper-80s, dependent on which month you arrive. While fall low average temperatures in Washington, DC range from the low-40s to the low-60s. Packing a comfortable jacket is a good choice for cool nights in September and cold days later in the season. A pair of plaid trousers work well with the DC vibe. And a casual scarf aids in easy layering. Also, be sure to pack a comfortable pair of sneakers for walking around the city. Below, we have listed detailed monthly averages of high and low temperatures for Washington, DC in the fall.
- September Average Temperature (°F)
- High 80.1
- Low 62.4
- October Average Temperature (°F)
- High 69.1
- Low 50.4
- November Average