Journalist Newsletter

Fall 2019 Edition

Best things to do this fall in DC - Your ultimate guide to autumn in Washington, DC

Dear Journalists,

Destination DC is thrilled to announce the 9th consecutive record year of visitation to Washington, DC. In 2018, 23.8 million domestic and overseas visitors traveled to the nation’s capital and spent a record $7.8 billion. The city is well poised to continue the momentum with many exciting developments and events in the year ahead.  

As we say farewell to summer, the REACH, DC’s newest arts and culture incubator and first expansion of the Kennedy Center, opened on Sept. 7 with a free 16-day festival inviting families, performing arts enthusiasts and artists to experience the flexible new space. Learn more about The REACH and get tickets to over 500 free events and performances here.

After a 37-month closure, the Washington Monument reopens on Sept. 19 with a newly modernized elevator, taking visitors up to see the highest view of the city. The National Children’s Museum opens its doors on Nov. 1 to a world of imagination, innovation and discovery for children. Families can expect a next generation, hands-on experience.

Learn more about DC’s fall calendar, new developments, hotel updates, restaurant openings and industry news below. If you need images, assistance with planning your trip to Washington, DC or support for a story, contact our communications team.  We look forward to seeing you in the nation’s capital.

Warm regards,

Danielle Davis
Director of Communications

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