Fall

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

Outdoor Activities & Adventures in Washington, DC

Walk your way through DC and beyond With its ample sidewalks, abundant public parks and miles of panoramic trails, Washington, DC is an extremely exercise-friendly destination. Want to take advantage of all your fitness options? We suggest you start by exploring Rock Creek Park . The 2,000-acre...

Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

Free Events, Festivals and More in Washington, DC - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Exhibit at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery
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
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
#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! Don’t miss these breathtaking photos from the month of September, including those last summer sunsets, scrumptious snapshots from Michelin-starred restaurants and glorious...

@gls_photos - Space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center - Free museum near Washington, DC
5 Reasons to Check Out DC's Sports Teams This Fall

Washington, DC is a sports town — and fall is the best time to be a sports fan. The NFL season revs to life, regular seasons for the NHL and NBA start soon after and NCAA Basketball tips off as well. Fortunately, the DC area’s bounty of teams means there are plenty of reasons to watch or attend...

@deiwalsh - Washington Redskins football game at FedExField - Reasons to attend a Redskins game this fall in DC
Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Washington, DC

Brace yourselves, winter is here and along with it, the bitter cold. How will you weather the storm? We’ve got your survival guide right here, and it involves hot, melted chocolate beverages that are sweet, sinfully delicious and sometimes very adult.

@icecreamjubilee - Nutella Hot Chocolate from Ice Cream Jubilee - Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Washington, DC
Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

Many events , plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can! • • • UrbanArias: ‘The Last American...

@_dromomaniac - Summer evening on the National Mall - Public parks 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
20+ Must-See Fall Plays, Musicals & More in Washington, DC

Each fall, Washington, DC and its incredible performing arts scene offers up can’t-miss theater productions, from acclaimed Broadway plays to exciting new shows from local dance companies. Read on for highlights of the fall theater season. • • • The National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,...

H Street NE Neighborhood - Atlas Performing Arts Center & H Street Country Club - Washington, DC