About Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital.
Washington, D.C., is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast.
Washington is in the humid subtropical climate zone and exhibits four distinct seasons. Spring and fall are warm, while winter is cool with annual snowfall averaging 15.5 inches (39 cm). Winter temperatures average around 38 °F from mid-December to mid-February. Summers are hot and humid with a July daily average of 79.8 °F and average daily relative humidity around 66%, which can cause moderate personal discomfort.
Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs.
Parking in Washington, D.C.
Public parking in Washington, DC is expensive. Long-term parking options are limited, but there are a few alternative parking lots that will save you some money.
District Department of Transportation (DDOT) manages the transportation and Parking system in the region. They use many tools to accomplish these goals including regulating timed spaces with parking meters.DDOT manages approximately 17,000 metered parking spaces. These spaces are an important asset to the District and DDOT is constantly evaluating how to manage these spaces in a manner that benefits motorists, business owners, and most importantly residents in a fair and balance approach.
The changes in rates and enforcement are part of a comprehensive overhaul of the District’s aging parking meter system. DDOT has already installed multi-space meters throughout commercial corridors in the District replacing many old and non-functioning single space meters.
DDOT is responsible for installations and maintenance of Parking Meters throughout the District of Columbia.
The District has several programs intended to ensure on-street parking is accessible to residents and visitors with disabilities.
Residents with disabilities who live in a single family dwelling and meet certain other requirements can apply to have an on street parking space reserved for them.
There are a plenty of garage parking options available in and around the downtown area in the city. One may choose to park in a garage if the parking requirement is for more than just an hour or two. Parking Garages are highly suitable for both short and long term parking requirements. Since it is a tourist place, its better to reserve the parking space in advance when you plan your trip to Washington.
Parking in the garages and lots across the city and the downtown is a viable option especially for the long term and monthly parking requirements.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. You can choose by: