As the chestnut-colored tree leaves fall, popular destinations in the District buzzes with several things to do and sights to see. This is one of the reasons why touring Washington DC during the fall season can be an exciting thing. Below are the top 10 other autumn attractions that make people fall in love with the capital city of the US.
The Gorgeous Fall Foliage
During the season, just head to the National Mall to see foliage turn hues of auburn, and the gorgeous reflection of that on the river Potomac. The Rock Creek Park, which is one of the biggest urban parks in the nation, is another destination to experience the autumn vibes.
Free Fall Season Attractions
Some of the most beautiful and free to visit locales in DC become even more picturesque as the color of the leaves changes. Besides the locales along the Mall and gardens and public parks, there are many indoor destinations where you can spend a joy-filled day. If you are looking forward to that, the National Gallery of Art can be a good place to start your trip. The art gallery hosts free of cost concerts each Sunday in its picturesque West Garden Court during the entire season.
Participate in Museum Exhibitions
Art venues in Washington DC host cultural attractions in fall for visitors of all age group. If you are a lover of fine art, discover exhibitions and art displays throughout the capital city this fall. Many of the DC museums, including national art galleries and museums and those of Smithsonian Institution, offer free admission.
Discover the Waterfronts in DC
Fall is a great time to go to the flanks of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers for live music, dining, water activities and more family-friendly attractions. Hop on a sightseeing boat to the Georgetown area or enjoy the top DC restaurants in The Wharf project site. Of course, it can be as enjoyable to take a river cruise as a Washington DC tour in a hop on hop off bus.
Experience Halloween Spooks
If you are eager to do something spooky, the District has an array of frightful events, haunted houses, and Halloween activities for everyone and all preferences. Some of those are the “Boo at the Zoo” of Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, the Air and Scare at the National Museum of Air and Space, and events such as Nightmare on M Street. Besides, head to Georgetown’s Exorcist Steps to fry someone’s nerves to a frazzle during your trip.
Pay Tribute to Heroes of the Nation on the Veterans Day
Many memorials and monuments in the capital city honor servicewomen and men on November 11. Besides, the museums here are packed with significant military history of the US that sheds light on armed forces who martyred to protect the nation. On the occasion, commemorations at the museums and memorials make an ideal way to honor American heroes.
Taste Flavorful Refreshments and Food
While the drink Pumpkin Spice Latte is a sign that the summertime is over, the refreshment spots in the District rolls out orange and red carpet during fall with an array of creative pumpkin-infused treats and autumn flavors. Several outdoor spots and restaurants can satiate your craving for fall flavors so check them out during your trip to the nation’s capital.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at a Beer Garden
Visitors often have a glass of beer stein and take in the brew vibes in beer gardens in and around DC. Join a beer-loving community and experience open-air gardens that offer suds, snacks and pleasant settings for chugging down cold beers.
Gather around a Fireplace and Have a Drink
If you do not have a fireplace at home or a space for the bonfire in your backyard, DC has got you covered. It is home to many bars and restaurants with areas ideal for relaxing and shaking off the seasonal chill with heaters and fireplaces to go with drinks and dishes. During your Washington DC tour, make it a point to gorge on food items and have drinks that you like and keep your body warm.
Catch a Sell-Out Concert or Enjoy a Popular Theater Production
The fall season is an action-packed time to experience the capital city’s cultural side, with events, festivals, plays and concerts lined up seemingly every week. This fall, experience the music scene or catch a critically acclaimed theater production during your trip to Washington DC.
Bonus: Catch Some of the Home Team Games
Fall is the ideal time to be a fan of sports. Washington Capitals start its campaign to retain the NHL title in October. The NBA fans, on the other hand, will root for Washington Wizards to return to action as another season is about to start at the same time. Besides, if you are a fan of Major League Soccer and an admirer of the D.C. United club, make it a point to attend matches at the Audi Field. You have many reasons to be a sports fan and attend an event this fall.