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10 Ways to Make the Most of Fall in Washington, DC
Whether you’re an urban explorer or fall fashionista, there’s so much to do when autumn hits the District.
While spring and summer get much of the glory in Washington, DC, as the leaves turn shades of auburn and red the nation’s capital remains buzzing with so many sights to see and things to do. From witnessing the fall foliage on the National Mall to exploring lesser-known gems like the National Arboretum, getting spooked at the zoo and so much more, here’s how to make the most of fall in Washington, DC.
The National Mall is beautiful in any season, but there’s something special about experiencing the monuments and memorials surrounded by fall foliage. You can also take an open-top sightseeing tour with Big Bus Tours.
Rock Creek Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Take a trip there and forget you’re right in the middle of the nation’s capital…
The Smithsonian National Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo, featuring decorated trails, chats with zookeepers and spooky treat stations for everyone in the family.
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It's pretty easy to swoon when autumn arrives in DC. Explore the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and check out pop art pioneer Robert Indiana’s AMOR.
Throughout the District there are a number of circles which function as open parks. Stop by Logan Circle after shopping on 14th Street.
This park, which is designed in the style of an Italian garden, is just a few blocks north of U Street. If you’re there on a Sunday afternoon make sure to stop by and dance to the beats of the drum circle that’s been a fixture of the park since the 1950s.
Head to the National Arboretum, a living agricultural museum in Northeast DC. While you’re there, snap a photo of the iconic National Capitol Columns, which supported the East Portico of the United States Capitol from 1828 until their removal during the building’s 1958 expansion.
With a canvas of colorful leaves, cozy vibes and marvelous weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Washington, DC. Find out all there is to do this fall in the District.