Washington DC is a lively city, and its streets are so vibrant during autumn, dozens of colors blend with the buildings and create magical atmospheres.
In November the city turns into a fascinating film scene, and this guide will give you ten great reasons to visit Washington DC during autumn that you will never forget.
DC Beer Festival 2017 – Washington DC
Beer festivals are growing across the country, and D.C. is not the exception. The DC Beer Festival is a craft beer event in the Nation’s Capital where you can find breweries from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. There you will taste dozens of beers, as well as games, music and much more.
Rain or shine the festival will be 4th November and will take place at Nationals Park.
United States National Arboretum
If you want a nice family or friend day out, visit the National Arboretum. This hidden gem is perfect for a walk around and gets away from the noise of the city. Autumn is an exceptional season, and you will have the opportunity to see how the orange and red color of the foliage create beautiful landscapes. You will love the United States National Arboretum, is an extraordinary place in Washington DC. If you have time to visit it, do it!
One highlight place in the National Arboretum is The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. There you will see more than 200 trees and bonsais donated by Japan.
The FotoWeekDC is back! This annual celebration shows 150+ exhibitions, gallery openings, programs, portfolio reviews, highlighting events and more. This festival gives the opportunity to access different photographers becoming a great way to immerse in the art scene in DC.
Many of the activities are free of charge, and photographers like Alex Webb, Leonard Freed, and Aníbal Martel will be part of the festival. FotoWeekDC is November 11-19 2017
Veteran’s Day Distillers Festival
Veteran’s Day Distiller Festival is a memorable event. The festival brings several distillers, wineries and some beer. Also, you will find food and games. Many bands will be playing during the festival.
This event will be 11 November. So, mark your calendars!
Newseum, there’s more to every story
The Newseum is a real experience. This museum is considerate one of the most interactive museums in the world, that’s why is an authentic experience. The museum has seven levels of interactive exhibits, among the most extraordinary exhibitions, are the 9/11 Gallery, The Berlin Wall Gallery, and Photo Pulitzer Section.
The Newseum is a fun tourist attraction that you shouldn’t to miss!
P.S.: The Newseum has a beautiful view from the top floor balcony, one of the best views in DC.
Whiskey & Bubbles
Whiskey & Bubbles is a celebration of greatest Bourbons and Scotches. There you will taste more than 50 whiskeys and over 50 wines. Also, you will find an exquisite food too. It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate with your friends and taste unlimited drinks.
Don’t miss this fantastic event and have an incredible time tasting different whiskeys. The Whiskey & Bubbles is going to be November 11th.
U.S. Botanic Garden
Each year the U.S. Botanic Garden presents “Season’s Greenings” a unique exhibition featuring model trains and incredible replicas of DC’s most famous buildings and monuments. The expo is incredible, show all the DC constructions made of real plant materials.
Here you will have the opportunity to see the city in a tiny, landscaped way, and it is truly sensational enjoy each Washington landmark in one small version. The “Season’s Greenings” starts 23 November.
Enjoy a magical attraction at the National Zoo. The Zoo Lights is free event welcomes visitors with illuminated trees, live music performances, light shows and much more. More than 500,000 LED lights transform the Zoo into a magical place, where you will take a night walk and enjoy the ambiance and the nocturnal animals with this light event.
It is an amazing plan for spend time with your family or friends, at the zoo, you will find warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, eggnog, mulled cider and fun activities. The Zoo turn on the lights from 24 November.
Time to go walking
Some to do in Washington and that is beautiful in the autumn season, is to walk. The local scenes become in gorgeous landscapes, all the city change the color, and the monuments and memorials turn into fabulous sceneries.
This season is an Instagrammer’s dream, bright blue and sunny skies, trees painted in bright oranges, reds, and yellows, and breathtaking landscapes are perfect to get amazing photos. Doubtless, you can take advantage of autumn for creating a spectacular Instagram profile.
Wherever you see, you will have the chance to admire fall’s beauty. Autumn is a perfect season to walk!
DC Cocktail Week 2017
Taste wonder cocktails in DC, more than 50 restaurants, and bars offer a specially priced cocktail. Local bartenders create innovate and tasty cocktails during 13-19 November a lower price.
This event is an excellent opportunity to taste many cocktails in different areas in DC.