Fall in Washington, D.C., is fabulous!
Here are 10 of my favorite fall activities in and around Washington, D.C.
The cool thing about living in Washington, D.C., is that while you’re in the city you can enjoy all these urban activities, but if you drive less than an hour out of the city, you can end up on a beautifully picturesque apple farm.
I've put together a list of top things to remember while you're on your apple-picking adventure. Read it here!
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Enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Yes, I am that basic. But don’t lie -- aren’t you, too? There is something so yummy and comforting about sipping on a hot pumpkin spice latte in the middle of a brisk fall day. And it doesn’t have to be from Starbucks either. Check out these and these premium coffee shops in D.C. to get your pumpkin fix.
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Bake a Pie (or go buy one)
You know you’re thinking about pie as soon as the leaves start to turn orange. I sure am! No matter which kind of pie is your favorite, it could be really fun to gather your friends, family, or significant other and make an afternoon out of baking it.
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Attend a Redskins Game
It’s football season, and though I personally don’t care for football, I do enjoy going to live sporting events. Just please don’t make me watch them on TV. But whether football is your thing or not, the fall season basically equates to football season. Head out to support your D.C. team by attending a Redskins game.
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Try a Halloween Bar Crawl
Dupont Circle is famous for bar crawls (also for drunk college students on Friday and Saturday nights), but the Halloween bar crawl is one their biggest events of the year. You register, get a wristband, and then enjoy special discounts at participating bars in the neighborhood. Don’t forget to wear a costume, and plan ahead because this bar crawl can get quite crowded due to its popularity.
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Carving pumpkins is truly a skill, I realized, and one I’m not very good at. However, it’s still a lot of fun! And you don’t have to get your apartment or house all messy with pumpkin guts. There are plenty of free events around the city where you can actually pick out a pumpkin, carve it, and then enjoy live music and food truck fare. Like a little mini pumpkin festival. Check out this little mini pumpkin festival I went to last year in NoMa!
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Transport Yourself to the Maryland Renaissance Festival
This festival is intense (and also an insanely good time!), so if you’re going to go, go all out. Rent the costume, buy that sword accessory, and try all the food, drink, and activities you can. You’ll have a couple months to go, so if you love it, go a couple times, or get a season pass. Read this to get more details on how to be completely transported back to Renaissance times.
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Make the Rounds at Neighborhood Festivals
Fall is a perfect time for outdoor festivals because of the cooler weather. And there are plenty of neighborhood festivals for you to attend, each filled with local food, drinks, vendors, entertainment, and so much more. Start off your September with Adams Morgan Day, then move on to the 17th Street Festival and the H Street Festival. And don’t forget the city-wide celebration, the D.C. State Fair.
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Take a Weekend Trip
There are so many wonderful places to spend a weekend that are really only a short drive away from Washington, D.C. Whether you want to stay in a bed and breakfast, spend all day at a winery, take pictures of the fall foliage, hike in Shenandoah, sleep in a tent, eat s’mores by the campfire -- it’s all within range of the city! Here are four driveable destinations from D.C. And here are five road trip hacks to keep in mind.
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Wear Your Favorite Fall Clothes
I just love fall fashion and cannot wait for sweater weather. And also jeans, and boots, and scarf, and leather jacket weather. Search for "fashion" at dc.ourcommunitynow.com to check out my articles on the fall accessories you won’t be able to live without, the five jackets you’ll absolutely need come cooler weather, and the trendiest prints you need to try for the season. If you’ve still got a few summer clothes you need to get more wear out of, check out these tips on how to transition your favorite summer pieces into the fall.
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What is your favorite fall activity? I would love to know how you celebrate the best season of the year in the comments below!