Journalist Newsletter

Fall 2018 Edition

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

Dear Journalists,

The numbers are in and we are excited to announce 2017 was Washington, DC’s eighth year of record visitation with 22.8 million domestic and overseas visitors. In order to keep the momentum going, we encourage visitors to “Discover the Real DC.” Our new advertising campaign highlights DC’s diverse neighborhoods, award-winning dining, outdoor adventures and a booming arts and culture scene. View campaign video here.

As summer comes to an end, the positive energy in the nation’s capital continues to attract visitors with exciting happenings on and off the National Mall. After an electrifying Stanley Cup victory, the city looks forward to the Washington Capital’s home opener at Capital One Arena on Oct. 3, and we’re cheering on the Mystics during their first appearance in the WNBA Finals. The arts and theater scene continue to heat up as well, with the Hirshhorn Museum opening its highly anticipated Pulse exhibit by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on Nov. 1 and much more on the horizon. 

Learn more about DC’s cultural 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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