Mount Rainier is a historic, bustling city just 4 short miles from Washington DC. Here you can find a residential community who pride themselves on their Arts district. In fact, the city is a hotbed of freelance designers working in theater arts.There are also many notable Sears and Craftsman style houses here of historical interest.
The Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center has big appeal, with open areas for sports, picnics and extensive hiking routes available. The buzzing arts culture has its peak in May with Mount Rainier Day, an all day open doors festival where the public can take a look at the artistic community at work. There’s also a great performing arts center, Joe’s Movement Emporium, where the focus is on revitalizing the community through performing arts and dance traditions from all over the world.
This tree-lined, residential town has a lot of appeal for its rural vibe despite being so close and accessible to Washington DC. Sustainable living is important to the community here and there’s an emphasis on organic farm-to-table produce at restaurants.
Visit in spring or autumn, from March to May or September to November.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mount Rainier. The warmest months in Mount Rainier are June and August, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Mount Rainier is July with 9.64 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.44 inches of rain.