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Easter Weekend

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Easter Weekend

Is Washington DC really crowded Easter weekend? We are thinking of going on Good Friday through Easter Monday or are we better off waiting until the week after Easter?

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1. Re: Easter Weekend

If it's crowded, it will be b/c it's late April, not b/c it's Easter. Busy season starts now

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2. Re: Easter Weekend

I agree that it will be crowded since it's April and tourist season has started, but it might be a bit less crowded the week after Easter, simply because some people may come to DC to visit their relatives for the holiday then decide to go downtown while they're here.

If you are planning to visit the Basilica or the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Easter, it's worth the trip. There is also a Franciscan Monastery that does tours of their catacombs.

Maybe you can check hotel prices for both weekends and let that be your deciding factor.

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3. Re: Easter Weekend

Easter Monday is a big day for African American families at the Zoo:

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It can get pretty crowded.

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