Fall in Washington, D.C. is a colorful time of year. There is always a lot to do in the city itself; it’s full of parks, museums and other attractions. If you hop in your car, there’s even more to explore just a short driving distance away. Along with the stunning display of color, fall brings cooler comfortable walking weather for enjoying the outdoors.
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In the city, a walk to the monuments is enhanced by the changing colors of the trees. At this time of year, DC plays host to a number of special events. The three-day Columbus Day holiday weekend in October always brings The Taste of DC festival, benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital. Five blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue are packed with vendors where visitors can savor samples from area restaurants and D.C. favorite food trucks and tap their toes to lively entertainment.
Our nation’s capital is rich in history and monumental achievements but behind the gates and closed doors, a darker past is hidden. There’s no scarier time than this time of year to take one of the haunted house tours where tour guides will reveal historic landmarks in a way the history books never did. Ghosts and things that go bump in the night not for you? For the faint of heart there is the not-so-scary Boo at the Zoo, DC’s favorite Halloween treat. Don’t forget to wear your costume!
A drive outside of the city will take you to colorful scenic waterways, the Skyline Drive through the mountains in Shenandoah National Park and numerous farms with hayrides, pumpkin picking and fun family adventures.
DC has something for everyone and there’s no better time than the colorful fall to enjoy it! To help you find the right entertainment for you, just check out this handy guide to Fall in Washington, D.C.