Fall

Colorful leaves, cozy vibes and marvelous weather make autumn one of DC’s most alluring times to visit.

14 Frightful & Fun Halloween Events In & Around Washington, DC

Looking for a spooky good time? Check out these frightfully fun Halloween events and activities in DC, from all-ages family friendly events to parties and bar crawls. If you’re eager to do a little more than trick-or-treating to honor the spookiest of holidays, we’ve got plenty of options for you.

Children at the National Zoo's Boo at the Zoo - The best Halloween events in and around Washington, DC
8 Ghost Tours Sure to Spook You in Washington, DC

This Halloween season , consider a fright-inducing walking ghost tour through Washington, DC. The following tours, many of which are year-round, will have you delightfully spooked as you attempt to walk from haunt to haunt in some of DC's oldest neighborhoods.

U.S. Capitol - Full Moon - Washington, DC
15 Ways to Make the Most of Fall in Washington, DC

While spring and summer get much of the glory in Washington, DC, as the leaves turn shades of auburn the nation’s capital buzzes with endless sights to see and things to do. From witnessing fantastic fall foliage on the National Mall and getting spooked at the Smithsonian National Zoo to...

@iampoojatiwari - Fall Foliage at the Lincoln Memorial - Washington, DC
5 Reasons to See a Washington Redskins Game at FedExField

It’s that time of year again ! Football season is here, which means Washington, DC has a fever for the local team. Washington is led by head coach Jay Gruden, who embarks on his fifth season at the helm with high expectations. The ‘Skins will look to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since...

@curtkennedy - Washington Redskins Football Home Opener - FedExField
20+ Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at home or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – these bars and restaurants in the District have you covered with roaring fireplaces, warm wood-fired ovens and outdoor fire pits. So mosey on over to these prime spots for getting cozy,...

Farmers Fishers Bakers Winter Lounge Outdoor Dining with Fireplace in Georgetown - Cozy Restaurants with Fireplaces in Washington, DC
#MyDCcool Fan Photos of the Month

We’ve asked our Instagram , Twitter and Facebook fans to tag their DC pics #MyDCcool , and the results have been incredible! Enjoy these festive photos from the month of December, including captures of holiday markets, Christmas light displays and whimsical snapshots from DC’s many ice skating...

@gal_at_galls - Visitors at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall - Free museum in Washington, DC
20+ Autumn Museum Exhibits You Don’t Want to Miss in Washington, DC

Arts and culture reign each fall in Washington, DC, as both theaters and museums debut new attractions. Below, we’ve gathered some of the most intriguing exhibits and displays to be found at DC’s museums throughout the season. And don't forget: many of these museums can be visited for free. • • •...

Visitors at the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall - Free art museum in Washington, DC
Where to Find Pumpkin & Other Fall Flavors in Washington, DC

We know by now that fall is pumpkin-spiced-everything season. Even before the leaves change colors in the nation’s capital, there are plenty of DC spots that can satiate your sweet tooth while bringing full-on pumpkin power. But pumpkin’s not the only fall flavor on the block. We’ve got a roundup...

Ice Cream Jubilee Fall Flavors - Ice Cream in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: Fall in Washington, DC

Fall in Washington, DC is full of free things to do, from festivals and foliage to celebrating Halloween and observing Veterans Day. The city features plenty of experiences perfect for the season, including the scenic and the spooky. Discover all of the ways you can have a memorable autumn...

Free Things to Do This Fall in Washington, DC - Couple at the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin
The Best Places to Photograph Fall Foliage in Washington, DC

Once the sizzle of summer fades and autumn settles in, DC transforms as hues of yellow, orange and red take over. Between the colorful canvas of leaves and the incredible weather, fall in DC is the ideal backdrop for that picture-perfect shot – no filter needed! Explore these iconic (and...

@ktkreitman - Photographing fall foliage on the National Mall - Fall in Washington, DC