Happy Things to Do this Fall in DC

Looking for something fun and happy to do in Washington, DC, this fall?  There’s a lot going on, as always, but the fall and early winter (which is rapidly approaching) is a great time to check out some special events and sights in the capital.  Here are just a few things you can do.

There’s still some great fall foliage to check out, so if you love the outdoors, now’s the time to go hiking, biking, or running.  Some of the best places to go include the U.S. National Arboretum, Shenandoah National Park, and the Rock Creek Park.  If you’re going to one of the parks like Shenandoah, which is out of the main metro area, you might want to take a picnic and make a day out of it.  Since it’s a bit cooler now, be sure to take a jacket with you.

Don’t like the crisp fall weather?  Stay indoors by checking out some of DC’s museums and theaters.  There are a lot of really neat exhibits.  The National Gallery of Art features “Shock of the News,” an exhibit all about media and how we get information.  The Corcoran Gallery, one of the oldest in the country, will be showcasing Richard Diebenkorn, while the Hirshhorn Museum will show the works of Ai Weiwei.

If theater is more your thing, you’ll find some amazing shows at The Kennedy Center (such as War Horse, which runs through November 11), while Signature Theatre and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company are doing more modern works.

FotoWeekDC runs November 9 through the 18th.  This festival is all about photography and photojournalism.  It’s celebrated throughout the city with displays, lectures, seminars, and other events.

Finally, if sports are your idea of fun, the Washington Redskins season is underway, so check out their home games at FedEx Field!

Flowers make everyone happy, too, so bring some happiness to your home with our great fall flowers in Washington, DC.

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