Poll: What’s to love, hate about D.C. in August?

WASHINGTON – There’s lots to like about spending the waning days of the summer in the nation’s capital.

In August, that demoralizing work commute is a little less demoralizing. There are tons of free or nearly free things to do. You even win back some of your personal space, since the stream of tourists and their selfie-sticks trickles down this time of year (but they’re definitely still around!).

Peak tourist season during warm weather month is mid-March through July, said Kate Gibbs, a spokeswoman at Destination D.C., which promotes tourism in D.C.

“August is really a good time to be in D.C.,” Gibbs said.

So, really. August in D.C. What’s not to like?

We asked Twitter followers to to tell WTOP what they felt was the best and the worst thing about August in D.C. The best: The fact that fewer people are around.

The worst? Annoying tourists and the late-summer heat.

Do you agree? Is this really the best — and the worst — August has to offer in D.C.? Tells us what you think. Participate in WTOP’s poll or send us a tweet with the #DCinAugust hashtag.

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