Fall Things to Do in Washington DC
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In fall, leaves are turning beautiful colors and the air is crisp yet comfortable enough to walk around all day. The best part about visiting Washington D.C. in the fall is that most of the summer crowds have thinned out so it tends to be easier to get into the museums and take in the sights–when there aren’t so many people out and about.
Washington DC Sports Fans
As the leaves begin to turn maroon and gold in Washington, so too do its sports fans. The red and gold Washington Redskins play their first regular season home game on Sept. 23 against the Cincinnati Bengals at FedEx Field.
Washington DC Fall Colors
With more than 230,000 acres of parkland in the region, DC is a great place to enjoy the colors of fall. Visitors can experience the fall colors and change of season in many public spaces, including the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, the National Arboretum, Theodore Roosevelt Island and the C&O Canal National Historic Park. The beautiful grounds and gardens at Hillwood Estates & Museum, Mount Vernon and Tudor Place are well worth the time to discover. And don’t forget about Prince William County home to Leesylvania State Park. Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge is one place visitors are likely become familiar with during their stay. Not only does this 500-acre state park offer an impressive boat launch facility, but it is also home to six miles of hiking trails. Best known as the ancestral home of the famous Lee family, Leesylvania State Park offers history buffs an opportunity to explore the plantation ruins where Harry “Light Horse” Lee and his son, Gen. Robert E. Lee once lived.
Washington DC for Fans of Shopping and Fashion
Fashions Night Out, September 6, 2012 is being celebrated in Georgetown and Alexandria Virginia.
From a pop-up disco outdoor dance floor to a stylish shopper’s lounge, to designer trunk shows and community red carpets where everyone can be a star, FNO Georgetown offers over 100 ways to shop, play, celebrate style…and get your groove on!
Alexandria is known for its historic ambience and contemporary flair offering an extraordinary collection of local, independent retailers. Shoppers can take part and enjoy this signature evening kicking off the fall shopping season. Businesses throughout the City will host and feature exciting events from cocktails, restaurant specials, music, fashion shows, trunk shows and exclusive style events. Fashion’s Night Out Alexandria will offer plenty to shop, dine and celebrate!
Washington DC for Pet Lovers
Cesar Millan, and thousands of fellow dog lovers join forces on Saturday, September 29, 2012 for the largest pack walk ever—taking place at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Best Western International is a sponsor of the National Pack Walk.
This is an once-in-a-lifetime event for families and dogs to come together and share something very special with one another—walking in the same direction with a common purpose of helping dogs. Cesar Millan will kick-off the event with a 1.5 mile Pack Walk. After the walk, you’ll enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the National Mall—transformed into an amazing playground for kids and dogs.
Washington DC Fall Holiday Events
On Veterans Day, DC’s world-famous monuments and memorials hold wreath-laying ceremonies to honor the men and women who’ve served in conflicts, attracting thousands of veterans and their families. There’s no better place to honor these men and women than Washington, DC. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Navy Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery all hold individual ceremonies Nov. 11.
There’s plenty of spooky stuff in Washington for a frightful Halloween, from the decidedly adult Halloween festivities in Georgetown to the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo (Oct. 26-28) at the Washington National Zoo. There’s also the Air & Scare at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a ghost tour of the National Building Museum, and Fright at the Museum (Oct. 19-31, select nights) at The Crime Museum.