What to Do in Washington, D.C., in the Fall By Binta Robinson

Washington, D.C., is not only home to a wealth of sights and monuments unmatched in any other U.S. location, but it also offers a wealth of options for a visitor seeking a fun autumn trip.

Fall in the Northeast means gorgeous foliage. Even as far south as Washington, D.C., many beautiful colors can be seen on trees as the weather changes. Leaf peepers can plan a tour to view more than 230,000 acres of parkland and experience the colors of fall foliage. Places to see: the National Mall, the National Arboretum, Mount Vernon, and Rock Creek Park.

For visitors who are interested in arts and culture, September and October brings Art4All DC, which is a celebration of art, fashion, theater, and music. This event, which draws participants from 40 different organizations, is always a crowd-pleaser.

About Binta Robinson: A longtime resident of Washington, D.C., Binta Robinson is a graduate and the George Washington University Law School.