My husband & I just found out that we will be able to get a week off from work and would like to go to Washington DC the week of August 6. I have been searching the internet for a good deal on a hotel and my brain is fried right now with all the choices. We are a little concerned about the crowds and the heat/humidity of August. We could wait and go the early part of April when our kids (ages 13 and 11) have spring break. We would also have more time for planning and getting advance tickets for the White House, etc. Any advice on which is the better time for a visit?