Autumn in DC brings in a whole new host of activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are our top five recommendations for what you need to check out if you’re visiting Washington in the fall.

Biking Along the National Mall

Take a scenic bike ride by the National Mall to see all the gorgeous autumn leaves framing the city’s monuments. It’s a perfect way to take in a beautiful fall day in Washington while also getting to enjoy the city’s history and culture.

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

Bike Rental
1314 14th St NW Suite A, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 525-3712

Head to a Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy the great outdoors at one of the many farms surrounding the DC area. Visit a local festival, like the Hartland Orchard Fall Festival Weekend, and take part in activities like hayrides and scarecrow making while trying delicious fall treats.

3064 Hartland Ln, Markham, VA 22643

Go To A Professional Sports Game

Show your school spirit by seeing Georgetown’s Hoyas in action at the Capital One Arena or head out to Landover to watch some good old football. And if Washington’s Nationals happen to make it to the playoffs, make sure to pick up some tickets to see team star Bryce Harper in action.

Enjoy Autumn-Themed Food

DC’s incredible food scene is all about being seasonal, so you’re sure to find plenty of tasting menus or fall specials to celebrate autumn produce. Our favorite restaurants for seeking out local, seasonal eats include the eclectic, homey Sally’s Middle Name on H Street and British gastropub Duke’s Grocery.

1320 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 750-6529

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-5623

Head to a Concert or a Show

DC’s theater and music scene really starts to heat up in the fall, with plenty of new productions in the works. We recommend checking out a show at the gorgeous Kennedy Center, which has a stellar lineup for the fall, including performances by Josh Blue and a recital of the Russian Masters by the Washington Ballet.

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566