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.

Attend Some Fall Events

From participating in or viewing the Nation’s Triathlon, to taking in a Mt. Joy concert, and seeing new exhibits at DC’s best museums, there will be a lot of fun events to enjoy in town this fall. Check out the Capitol Hill Hotel Events Calendar for more examples.

Visit The Wharf

The Wharf is DC’s newest and most trendy meeting place. Home to some of the best restaurants in the city, as well as great shopping and riverfront activities, it’ll be the perfect place to find autumn menus and fashion while enjoying the season’s crisp, refreshing weather.

Bike Along The National Mall

Take one of Capitol Hill Hotel’s two-wheelers out for a spin, biking through the National Mall, where autumn colors frame 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.

Visit 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

Check Out An Athletic Event

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.

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

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.

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

Take In 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 the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and Robert Fairchild.

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566