As soon as the chestnut-colored leaves start to fall, landmarks in Washington DC has on off several sightseeing opportunities and to-do things. While a Washington DC tour during springtime or summertime may seem like an exciting thing, even fall season offers its own sparkle to the tourists. If you are ever in doubt of that, go to the National Mall and you can see shades of auburn or the fall foliage, which reflects on the Potomac River.
Fall in Washington DC Means Scenic Attractions
Some of the District’s gorgeous, free-to-access locations become more picturesque just as the color of the leaves change. You might include National Mall attractions to your Washington Monument tour itinerary, but there other scenic gardens and public parks to visit for free in the capital city. Such touristy places for fall shall include National Arboretum for its lineup of Bonsai trees, Hirshhorn Museum, and its Sculpture Garden in the midst of the Mall, Meridian Hill Park, Lincoln Park along the Capitol Hill, etc.
Hunt for Foliage When in DC during Fall Season
The season-changing attraction in the US Capital is all about the falling of leaves or foliage as it is collectively known. So, if you are touring the citywide streets or tourist location, make it a point to list out a few places that offer scenic spots full of fall foliage. The National Mall can be a starting point, and if you are heading there, do check out the chestnut-colored shades it leaves on the Potomac River. That, and many other sights DC offers to tourist during fall, is a must-photograph thing. Do consider the Rock Creek Park for autumn vibes, especially if you are a photography enthusiast or just want to admire the beauty of the nature.
Experience the Annual Halloween in a DC Haunted House or Event
If you want a freakishly good time this fall, do consider visiting haunted houses, Halloween-focused events and activities for all age group. For instance, the Smithsonian National Zoo hosts “Boo at the Zoo”, and its own annexed museum devoted to air and space hosts “Air and Scare” during Halloween, starting a week or two in the lead up to October 31.