From new sips to gorgeous views, these fall activities are not-to-be-missed.
Check Out the Local Artists at Art All Night in September On September 29 and 30, explore local painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music and more at the Art All Night. Hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the festival takes place in all eight wards in 20 different neighborhoods. Dcartallnight.org
Check Out Local Cideries Who doesn’t love a good cider? DC has plenty to choose from. Some of our top favorites for that crisp sip include Anxo Cider and Capitol Cider House. Washington.org
Hike Through the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park With more than 184.5 miles of greenery, trails and water, the canal has operated for nearly 200 years. Our recommendation? Check out the Billy Goat Trail for views of the Great Falls and eight miles of hiking. Nps.gov
Kayak or Canoe the Potomac Perfect for viewing the changing foliage and enjoying the crisp weather, renting a kayak or canoe makes for a great activity this season. Also viewed from the river: the Georgetown Waterfront, Roosevelt Island and more of DC’s monuments. Boatingindc.com
Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour Travel back in time from October 6 to 8 as you settle into George Washington’s favorite seat: Mount Vernon estate. Attendees with VIP tickets can relax on the east lawn while sipping wines from Virginia’s most famous wineries. Mountvernon.org
Stroll the Grounds of the National Arboretum Founded in 1972, the National Arboretum is home to abundant flora and fauna. Stop into the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum to view a variety of bonsai before heading to the Friendship Garden that surrounds the Arbor House. The living tree and plant museums are also worthy of a visit. Usna.usda.gov
World Culture Festival Different cultures and individuals will help you feel inspired and empowered as you step foot into the National Mall. From September 29 to October 1, dance, groove, sing and learn from over 17,000 global artists of all cultural traditions. Guitar ensembles, gospel choirs and Latin American dancers are sure to entertain as you simultaneously nourish your body and mind with morning yoga and food trucks at the mall. Wcf.artofliving.org