Plan a spectacular fall-inspired trip with this DC itinerary full of spooky tours, nature trails filled with changing foliage and cozy secret cocktail lounges.
Walk iconic cobblestone streets and take in the charm of Georgetown. Bask in the autumn air at the gardens of Tudor Place, the historic estate with close ties to America’s first First Family. For lunch, choose from the French offerings at Brasserie Liberte, the authentic Italian dishes at Filomena or the waterfront seafood at Tony & Joe’s. Wrap up the afternoon with craft cocktails and scenic views from the Graham Rooftop Bar.
Start the day with coffee and breakfast from one of the many farmers markets in the city. Discover local produce, artisanal cheeses and handmade crafts as you peruse the open-air bazaars, including Eastern Market, a beloved DC institution.
Continue to tap into the city’s creative beat by seeing a concert at a local music venue, as these stages welcome great artists from numerous genres throughout the year. There’s the legendary 9:30 Club, the historic Howard Theatre, the alternative Black Cat and many more. Afterward, track down a hidden speakeasy for a nightcap.