The 10 Best Things to Do This Fall in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2022

Welcome to the nation's capital! 

Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Washington, DC. The leaves are changing color, and the weather is perfect for exploring the city. There are so many amazing things to see and do here, and it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we've compiled a list of the ten best things to do this fall in Washington, DC. From visiting world-class museums to walking through historic neighborhoods and festivals, there's something for everyone on this list. So why not pack your bags and head to Washington, DC, this fall? You won't regret it, mainly if you use a luxury D.C. limo service to get around, like U.S. Sedan Worldwide.  

Check out our list of the city's ten best things to do!

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  1. D.C. Bike Ride – September 10

Join the city for the D.C. Bike Ride- the biggest celebration of bicycling in our city! It'll be a lot of fun, and you get to see all the famous sights while riding on two wheels. Here's what you can expect, as listed on their site:  
  • A fun, social ride for everyone
  • Bicyclists of all ages (3+) and all riding abilities
  • 20 miles on car-free, safe streets
  • Affordable and convenient rentals program
  • Beautiful, monumental views
  • A Finish Festival with music, food, and fun activities

  1. Wunder Garten's 8th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration – September 16 - October 9

Join Wunder Garten for their most significant and popular event of the year – four whole weekends full of German food, live music, Bavarian games, D.J. parties, and lots of beer! It all kicks off on Friday, September 16, with the traditional "Tapping of the Keg" ceremony featuring special guests Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and Maura Brophy, President, and CEO of the NoMa Business Improvement District.    At the festival, attendees will drink Märzen-style beers from Bavaria's oldest breweries, such as Spaten Franziskaner and Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan. In addition to these classic drinks, there will also be local favorites like Devils Backbone, Port City Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co., and Red Bear Brewing.   The city's newest restaurant, Café Berlin, will anchor Fridays at Wunder Garten with traditional German dishes. Mainstays, Cali Burger, and La Buena Empanadas will provide more options to satisfy the appetite.   Traditional Bavarian sports and competitions, such as stein holding contests, are part of the annual Bavarian Olympics. Prizes await the victors of our games, some of which include a 3-hour cabana rental and a $100 drink tab. Wear traditional German clothing such as Lederhosen or Dirndl to increase your chances of winning on-the-spot prizes.   Wunder Garten's popular Sunday Yappy Hour, now known as DOGtoberfest, is held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. To win prizes, dogs may dress up in their finest Oktoberfest outfits.   In cooperation with the Capital Pride Alliance, Wunder Garten will organize PRIDEtoberfest.  
  1. Walkingtown DC – Sept. 17-25

  The Historic District Association of the District of Columbia's annual event, complete with food, entertainment, and a lot more, is one of the best ways to get an inside look at Washington, DC's heritage, culture, and arts. Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 25 is WalkingTown DC (WTDC) 's return date on our program of events. WTDC's public tour program is the best in D.C., with 50 tours that show you different aspects of the city depending on when you go. You can choose from lunchtime tours, "happy hour" tours after work, or extended weekend versions. No matter which type of tour you pick, WTDC offers a great way to learn about Washington, DC's art scene and history. WTDC lets you explore new and thrilling sites. Their tours are led by professional historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders, and business owners who donate their time and knowledge to this annual event. This is a free and open event, but individual registration is required to attend the tours. Check their site above for more info.   
  1. Theatre Week 2022 - September 22 - October 9

  It's that time again! Theatre Week has returned, and with it comes fantastic deals on musicals, plays, and more at some of D.C.-'s most well-known locations. Enjoy free local events like the big kickoff celebration and concert at Arena Stage and District Wharf. Book a ride to the show with a reputable D.C. limo service and make the night memorable.  
  1. Art All Night – Sept. 23-24

  There is more to discover in the District of Columbia, with activations in all eight wards and 22 distinct communities. Discover new friends and fabulous art as we come together to celebrate the District of Columbia! Great for a date night or a fun excursion to add to anyone's travel list. Make it extra fun and book a ride with a D.C. limo service you can trust!  

      6. All Things Go Music Festival – October 1

    All Things Go is back for its biggest year, with 16 artists, two stages, and a new collection of immersive art, interactive experiences, and curated food. See amazing artists like Lorde and Mitski live and let U.S. Sedan get you there stress-free.  
  1. Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour - Oct. 7-9

  Taste unlimited samples from Virginia wineries after hours at George Washington's estate - what could be better than that? Forget about driving and let U.S. Sedan take care of you because this is an event you don't want to miss.  
  1. Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium - Oct. 13-16

  Double Exposure's four-day event explores compelling journalistic narrative in film form. Double Exposure offers a carefully curated program of films and panels and an eclectic mix of personalities ranging from award-winning filmmakers to cutting-edge practitioners in the field. Speakers and guests adore their vibe and special perks!  
  1. D.C. Beer Fest – November 5

  The D.C. Beer Festival is coming back to Nationals Park! With craft breweries, food trucks, live music, and more at the park, this is an event you don't want to miss. Snag your tickets before they run out!  
  1. DMV Black Restaurant Week – Nov. 6-13

  DMVBRW brings black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders, and financiers together in one room to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures and continuing education. Because we are a global city, DMV Black Restaurant Week will be inclusive of allied partners. The week is just one of their regular initiatives to promote black restaurants, chefs, bartenders, farmers, hospitality professionals, food bloggers, and others in the food and beverage industry throughout the year. With your help, they hope to recognize existing restaurants and close the knowledge gap.   Don't miss out on any of these significant events! And be sure to use the one and only U.S. Sedan D.C. limo service to get around town in style! Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more D.C. travel content. 

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