The Best Fall Activities in DC

The fall season is upon us, and there are a whole lot of exciting things travelers can enjoy during these beautiful months. From drinking outside to seeing the best art and sports the area has to offer, we’ve broken down some of the best fall activities to enjoy in Washington, DC.

Check Out A New Museum Exhibit

Washington, DC is home to a number of exciting and historic cultural institutions. For a look at the can’t-miss exhibits and attractions for this time of year, check out our guide to DC’s fall museum highlights.

Visit a Beer Garden

DC’s many beer gardens serve as popular weekend hangouts for locals and travelers during the fall season. Many of these beloved hangouts are German-themed, so Oktoberfest vibes are in full swing, and the weather is great for the season’s darker beers.

Go To a Redskins Game

The Washington Redskins have long been DC’s representative in the National Football League, which makes their games one of the area’s best ongoing fall events. Check out which Sunday will work for you to come out and root on the team with a passionate crowd of locals.

Go (Window) Shopping

Washingtonians are firm believers in retail therapy, and autumn days make for an ideal season to stroll our city’s charming streets from one boutique to the next. In Dupont, we love the fashionable home goods store Table Top (one of our favorite places to shop now in DC). We also love walking down M Street in Georgetown, home to a number of taste-making design shops in 19th century brick townhomes.

Bike or Scooter Around Town

With the heat of summer behind us, this is one of the most temperate and enjoyable seasons to visit DC. Check out our guide to biking or scootering around town to enjoy the weather with a little excitement on your next trip.

The High Heel Drag Queen Race

The are a number of exciting events to attend with friends and family in DC this fall. Among these, the annual High Heel Drag Queen Race is an annual celebration that takes Dupont Circle by storm every Halloween season.