What’s the best time to visit Northern Virginia?

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Northern Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic climate affords travelers the opportunity to experience the area’s many sights and attractions all year long — those who have visited before will tell you that you can easily bask in four distinct seasons here. If you’re exclusively interested in outdoor activities, you might want to avoid visiting during the colder months, since the area is no stranger to some harsh winters; at the same time, summers can sometimes make for days of sweltering humidity. With that in mind, Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest late spring or fall as the most ideal times for a Northern Virginia getaway. While you’ll enjoy slightly warmer temperatures and blooming flowers in the spring, there’s just something that can’t beat the gorgeous fall foliage during a Northern Virginia wine tour.

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