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Fall Fun and Festivals in Washington DC

October 4, 2011

Fall is one of our favorite times in Washington DC. The heat and the crowds are gone, so you can enjoy the best of the city. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in October.  

Fall Foliage

Enjoy the fall foliage along the C&O Canal National Historic Park starting in Georgetown and stretching for 13 miles to Great Falls Park in Northern Virginia.

Explore Rock Creek Park – a park in the middle of the city offering walking, jogging and bike trails – even a stable.

Visit the US National Arboretum  and enjoy the Orchid show and sale or just take a walk around the grounds and enjoy the fall foliage and the seasonal blooming plants including hibiscus, autumn crocuses, water lilies, camellias, chrysanthemums, boxwood and more.

Take a walk at the National Zoo in the crisp fall weather (and maybe even smaller crowds).

Halloween

Enjoy the Halloween Film Festival at American Film Institute in Silver Spring. This year includes a special tribute to Vincent Price, plus the annual showing of the silent Nosferatu accompanied by live music. Halloween night brings a live interactive show of “The Tingler.”

Visit the National Zoo the evening of October 21, 22 or 23 with Boo at the Zoo and get treats and see the animals at night.

Take a walking tour and visit Washington’s most haunted houses including the Octagon House.

Oktoberfest

Looking to celebrate Oktoberfest? The Post’s Going Out Guru’s recommend the best in DC including Beirgarten Haus.

For German culture, including film, games and yes, Oktoberfest, visit the Goethe Institute.

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Spend Fall in Washington DC

September 14, 2010

Fall is a perfect time to visit Washington – Congress is back in session, the students return to class, and the Redskins get back to business. Here are a few of our favorite fall events that we hope you can join us for:

Book Festival

The 10th annual National Book Festival organized by the Library of Congress will be held Saturday, September 25th on the National Mall from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  The festival is organized into Pavilions such as History & Biography, Teens & Children, Fiction & Mystery, Contemporary Life and Children where authors read from their works and take questions. Many of the authors are also available for book signings (see the schedule for details). This year’s authors include Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Kostova, Scott Turow, Chef Spike Mendelsohn, Suzanne Collins, Margarita Engle, Jonathan Frazen and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Marine Corps Marathon & 10K

Miss the registration for the Marine Corps Marathon? Registration for the 10K is still open for the same day – Sunday, October 31. The 10K course follows the marathon course across the 14th Street Bridge into Crystal City.  There, the 10K course diverts from the marathon by making a left onto 15th Street.  After arriving at the Pentagon, 10K runners will complete their 6.2 miles in parallel to the Marine Corps Marathon, finishing at the Marine Corps War Memorial.  And if you’re not a runner, get out there and cheer them on.

We have special rates for runners participating in any of the Marine Corps Marathon weekend events – give us a call and ask about our specials.

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day on November 11th is a time to remember those who have served their country. Wreath laying ceremonies are held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Navy Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.


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