USA in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Warm days across the country, with generally high temperatures.
  • Busiest season, with big crowds and higher prices.
  • In ski-resort areas, January to March is high season.

Shoulder (Apr–May & Sep–Oct)

  • Milder temperatures, fewer crowds.
  • Spring flowers (April) and fiery autumn colors (October) in many parts of the country.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Wintery days, with snowfall in the north, and heavier rains in some regions.
  • Lowest prices for accommodations (aside from ski resorts and warmer getaway destinations).