No tricks, just treats--we've done all the spooky planning for you!
Thanks to the pandemic, trick or treating in DC is cancelled this year, but the spirit of Halloween is still alive and well!
Between teaching the kids at home and non-stop Zoom calls, you have enough on your plate, so we've done all the funtivities planning for you.
Starting with spooky-themed pottery painting at All Fired Up and pumpkin treats at Firehook Bakery in Capitol Hill, we've curated a fun-filled day for you and the kiddos!
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Fun and (mostly!) free ideas to get you out and about!
We love DC, but to be honest, our commitment is tested during the heat and humidity of its infamous summers, ugh. So we rejoice when temperatures start to dip and a cup of PSL becomes a standard accessory.
There's always a lot to do in the District and it's even better in the fall! From ghosts and ghouls, reopened museums, pop-up wineries and colorful murals, we've rounded up some of the best things to do right now, whether you're a local or just visiting.
Get in the spirit!
From real-life haunted houses (allegedly) to fright night movie fests and watching the dead come alive to tell their ghoulish tales, Halloween events in DC offer something from everyone. We’ve rounded up a mix of frighteningly fun things to do that will get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Boo!
Did someone say cider doughnuts? Get ready for this fall tradition with corn mazes, hayrides and more!
You can feel it in the air . . . fall is almost here!
It's absolutely my favorite season! I LOVE the changing leaves, the return of pumpkin spice everything and the falling temperatures. I'm sooo over DC’s heat and humidity. I also have very fond memories of visiting my godfather in Michigan and picking pumpkins and crisp, delicious apples at a neighboring farm.
Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to Michigan to experience this fabulous fall tradition. You can find plenty of pumpkins and apples at the always incredible Eastern Market or one of the many local farmers markets, but there are many legit farms within driving distance where you can pick your own pumpkins and apples for a real-deal farm experience.
Whether you're looking for a family-friendly experience with hayrides and other bells and whistles, or a no frills farm visit, you'll find the perfect one to visit from the six we've scouted.
Did we forget your favorite? Let us know!
If you're sick of just about everything on Netflix, you're in luck. DC’s museums, gardens, art galleries and cultural institutions are starting to re-open! Be aware--many places are requiring visitors to reserve timed-entry passes to aid social distancing measures, and masks are always a must. But that's to be expected in this "new normal."
So, ready for some summertime fun in the city? Take a look at our handy guide to see what’s currently open!
Running out of things to do with your kids?
Before you pull your hair out in frustration, we've got some cool suggestions for fun activities (indoors and outdoors) across the DMV as the summer heats up!
If you're tired of watching Netflix and Hulu from your couch and are looking for a change of scenery, you're in luck!
Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand , but with indoor theatres remaining closed, drive-ins and outdoor movies are the perfect way to catch classic flicks and films like you've never seen them before. Drive-ins are having a bit of a renaissance these days as people rediscover them thanks to social distance precautions. Besides, there's nothing like watching classic movies under the stars!
So grab a blanket or gas up the car and check out our list of places to experience this classic American pasttime throughout the DMV.
Drive-in theatres might seem like dinosaurs, relics of the past. But there are actually about 300 of them left scattered across the country. The outdoor movie theatres are having a bit of a renaissance these days as people are rediscovering them thanks to social distance precautions. Whether going to drive-ins conjure fond childhood memories or you’re going for the first time, we've put together a few tips to make this classic summertime experience more enjoyable.
But before you pile into the car, keep in mind that every drive-in has its own rules and COVID guidelines. Some allow pets and others do not. Some require advance tickets to reduce personal contact and others do not. So be sure to review the specific rules for the drive-in you intend to visit before you go.
The best ice cream in DC, minus the brain freeze
During these dog days of summer (basically any day ending in -y in DC), there’s nothing like a sweet and delicious frozen treat to cool you down. With so many spots for summertime scoops, we've compiled a handy list of 10 local places to sample some of the best frozen confections in the city!
Awesome People in DC You Should Know Series
Find travel inspiration and discover new wonders for your adventures in DC as some of the city's movers, shakers, explorers and creatives share tips on exploring the city even during the quarantine and what they're looking forward to once the restrictions lift.
Longtime DC resident Cheryl Crowell is the Resource Development Director at Cultural Tourism DC; she is responsible for developing new sources of revenue and building relationships that further the organization's vision. The non-profit develops authentic, memorable experiences for people to enjoy and learn about DC, beyond its monuments. You've probably seen tall posts with historic information, photos and maps all across the city. Well, those are thanks to Cultural Tourism DC. And that's not all.
They promote pride and appreciation for the arts and vibrant heritage of DC through an impressive range of signature events: Residents and locals can participate in WalkingTown DC, a 10-day festival of intriguing guided tours of DC sites; gain insight into our international diplomatic community via Passport DC and the Around the World Embassy Tour; and engage in arts and culture during PorchFest DC, a showcase for local performing artists in neighborhood settings. Cultural Tourism DC is the ultimate local's tourism guide!
With all that insider knowledge, find out what DC spots bring Cheryl joy and other ways for you to discover the real DC!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it