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Fall in Washington, DC - Guide to Events, Attractions and Things to Do This Autumn in DC

The latest news from Destination DC's Marketing & Communications team.

  • washington.org now features a wealth of fall content, including pieces on the city’s theater and concert lineups, the coziest places in town, free things to do, monthly events, member deals, ways to make the most of the season and #MyDCcool highlights.
  • The Fall/Winter edition of the Official Visitors Guide will be in-market and online this month. Distribution totals 350,000 copies. The guide features seasonal itineraries, upcoming events, neighborhood highlights and listings for hundreds of hotels and restaurants.
  • Denise Osei has accepted a new position at DDC: communications specialist. Denise has served as the marketing and communications coordinator since January 2016. In her new role, Denise will support communications efforts and help earn media coverage.
  • In the coming weeks, DDC’s marketing and communications team will be fully supporting the opening of The Wharf (Oct. 12), the reopening of the Freer|Sackler (Oct. 14-15) and the opening of the Museum of the Bible (Nov. 17). Promotion and support will include web content, social media posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and hosting media.

Recent stories we’ve pitched

The impact of tourism on DC’s economy was featured in several local outlets. Domestically, DC was highlighted as a destination for Labor Day. Internationally, the Indian edition of Condé Nast Traveler and a leading Australian travel publication featured the District.

Industry Coverage

The Marketing Outlook Meeting and the corresponding announcement of DC’s record-breaking visitation were highlighted by numerous local media outlets.

Meetings Today also published a feature on the District, as well as a video interview with DDC President and CEO Elliott Ferguson.
Meetings Today, August issue: Keys to the District

Domestic Media

Two DC hotels are mentioned in this piece on borrowable items from Condé Nast Traveler.
Condé Nast Traveler, July 31: The Coolest (and Strangest) Things You Can Borrow from a Hotel

The potential of World Cup matches in DC is discussed in this article from The Washington Post.
The Washington Post, Aug. 15: Could D.C. host World Cup matches in 2026? The short answer is yes.

DC made USA Today’s list of the 10 best Labor Day destinations for 2017.
USA Today, Aug. 17: 10 best Labor Day destinations for 2017

International Media

Australian publication International Traveller published an eight-page story on the District, highlighting several of its neighborhoods, including Shaw, Georgetown, Capitol Hill and Eastern Market.
International Traveller, April Issue: Capitol of Culture

India’s edition of Condé Nast Traveler published a “Black Book” feature on DC, highlighting a variety of options for family travel in the nation’s capital.
Condé Nast Traveler (Indian edition), August – September Issue: Black Book: Washington, DC