The Five Best Ways To Enjoy Fall in DC

With autumn here, it’s time to pack up the sunglasses and bikinis and get ready to enjoy some fall breezes. There’s no shortage of fun fall activities in DC

Visit the National Museum of African-American History and Culture

The newest Smithsonian Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time this fall. Head to the National Mall today to explore the historic inauguration new gallery.

National Museum of African-American History and Culture. 1400 Constitution Ave NW. (844) 750-3012

See the Supreme Court in Session

Starting the first Monday in October, you can see history being written when Supreme Court commences its oral arguments of the year. Since sessions aren’t filmed, you’ll have an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Supreme Court. 1 First St NE. 202-479-3000

Drink some cider (yes, we mean the alcoholic kind)

Summer may have dibs on rose, but fall is the undisputed season for cider. Head to Anxo Cidery and Pintxos Bar in Truxton Circle for Basque cuisine, like crispy fried pig ears with guindilla peppers, and traditional hard cider brewed onsite.

Anxo Cidery and Pintxos Bar. 300 Florida Ave. NW

Head to a pumpkin patch

The Maryland and Virginia suburbs are home to plenty of pumpkin patches, where kids can go on hayrides, explore corn mazes, and pick out pumpkins. Set aside some family time in the great outdoors and head to a farm like Great Country Farms out in Bluemont.

Great Country Farms. 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont

Chase some fireflies

Head to Rock Creek Park, located in the middle of the city, for some late-night jikins with the kids in early fall. See which of you can catch the most fireflies, and don’t forget to set them all free!

Rock Creek Park. Georgetown, DC