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I'm going to Washington DC in January, I need to know what kind of clothes to bring (scarves, light coat, etc.) I have never been there and would like to be prepared.

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In DC in January, the average high is 43.6 degrees, while the average low is 28.7 degrees. In Owensboro, Ky, the average high is 41.2 degrees and the average low is 23.2 degrees.

So the temperatures between the two places is quite similar. Bring whatever you would normally wear in the winter in your hometown and you'll be fine.

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And don't come Jan 18-22, 2013 unless you are prepared for high prices and enormous crowds.

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Dress in layers as much as possible - esp. if you plan to use public transportation (which you should - the Metro system is pretty good overall). The Metro (subway - buses too, to some degree) can get overheated and overcrowded and you want to be able to remove layers if needed so you don't get too hot. But overall, prepare for it to be cold, and it's likely you will be walking around a lot, b/c DC is a very walkable city. Therefore, you will be exposed to the elements more than in some other cities where you are more likely to always be inside a car.

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I am taking my daughter to WDC in January, looking for reasonable priced hotel for 3 nights, don't want to pay all the high parking fees, want access to metro, and input on WDC in general. Thanks

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Hi meggie - Welcome to the forums. Generally speaking, it is better to start a new thread rather than to piggy back on an existing thread to avoid confusion between answers to your question and answers to the original poster's question. Also, give us a bit more to go on so we can give you better advice. What sorts of things are you looking to do, what is your hotel budget ("reasonable" means different things to different people), are you driving to DC and will have a car for that reason or are you renting a car on arrival, etc?

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Thank you, have not asked questions before. Reasonable $100 or less, driving from NC, don't like the parking fees, but understand there are some parking places less expensive, on the list Smithsonians, Mint, White House (checking into tickets). Daughter is 27 and has never been to WDC, was time to take her. Should we get metro passes ahead of time, tours 1/s full day. Lots of questions. Really appreciate your current input.

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At that price, with free parking, you might want to try the Americana. Basic, but apparently quite a decent place. http://www.americanahotel.com/ The Holiday Inn Rosslyn also has free parking and is close to Metro.

For your other questions, use the Ask a Question button to start a new topic.

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