high season: June to September
low season: December to March
shoulder season: April to May, October to November
Weather InformationWashington's coast experiences consistent rain from October through early July, alternating with intermittent sunshine several times a day. November through April receives the most precipitation. Snow may fall in December and January, but melts away quickly. Summers are warm and dry, with a chance of light showers, but most days remain cloudless and bright. Eastern Washington receives heavier snowfall in the winters and warmer temperatures in the summer.
Crowd InformationHolidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day attract large crowds, as do major events and festivals.
Closure InformationHotels, restaurants, and attractions remain open throughout the year. However, coastal shops and outdoor attractions will often reduce hours or close during the winter wet season.
When to SaveOctober through May is the least expensive time to visit, particularly during the winter months.
When to BookBook at least one month in advance for summer travel. Allow more time if visiting during a festival, holiday, or major event. For all other times, a week to 10 days should be sufficient.
Information provided by Washington State Tourism