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Best Fall Activities in Washington, DC Near the Fairfax Hotel 2018-09-05T19:55:59-04:00

Best Fall Activities in Washington, DC Near the Fairfax Hotel

While summer and spring get most of the attention in Washington, DC, fall is also a great moment to visit the nation’s capital. The high humidity and heat experienced during the summer have started to reduce while the foliage is already turning into a palette of yellows, oranges and reds. You can never run out of interesting events or activities. In fact, you will get so much on your plate that you’ll barely have enough time. Here are some of the best fall activities in Washington, DC:

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Sporting Events

Washington, DC has a strong culture of sports. It is also home to various teams from different major leagues in the country. For example, you can watch the NFL’s Washington Redskins at the FedEx Stadium. You may have to book your ticket early in advance since it’s almost always a sold out event. If you are a basketball fan, then you can catch the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, as they dunk on their opponents.


Nothing screams fall in Washington more than the annual festivals. Revelers from different parts of the world visit the nation’s capital to enjoy breathtaking performances, good food and plenty of socialization. The National Book Festival is one of the largest. It brings together dozens of authors, who give talks and sign books. The festival is designed to encourage children to embrace the reading culture.

In October, there is the Taste of Georgetown, an event that is dubbed as the premier food and wine festival in the area. Visitors get the opportunity to sample foods and drinks in the city while enjoying music and other forms of entertainment. It’s an event you can’t afford to miss.

While still in the nation’s capital, make sure you attend Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Happening in early October, this event provides an unmatched opportunity to visit this special estate. You also get the chance to enjoy world-class tours of the wine cellars in the state. You’ll also get an opportunity to taste great wine, enjoy awesome music and a rare opportunity to see Mount Vernon.


Holiday events are also an attraction in Washington, DC, considering it’s the nation’s capital. As the city prepares for Christmas, one of the best events is lighting the National Christmas Tree. This ceremony features speeches from different prominent figures, as well as music from some of the best performers in the city and beyond. Then there is the Boo at the Zoo, held in late October at the National Zoo. This Halloween-based event gives kids an opportunity to dress up and participate in trick or treating, as well as learn about the zoo animals. Finally, there’s the Nutcracker, which involves traditions performed by the Washington Ballet. Tickets to this event tend to be pricey, but the event always sells out. It’s worth the money.

Stay at the Fairfax Hotel

As you enjoy the festivals, events, and activities in Washington, you need a comfortable, serene and luxurious environment to make the best of your stay. That place is none other than the Fairfax Hotel. We offer world-class accommodations and dining, as well as an opportunity to enjoy your stay with peace of mind. As you can see, fall is so much more fun in the nation’s capital. There is so much to do and see.

To book your stay, give us a call now at: 202-293-2100