A guide to fall in DC

Julia Alswang

It’s officially autumn now, which means the weather is beginning to change and holidays are quickly approaching. Here are a few fun suggestions to fill up your fall free time.


Roosevelt Island Hike- In the Potomac River, adjacent to Georgetown, there is a beautiful 88.5 acre island is dedicated to our 26th president. You can learn a bit about the beloved president as you pass through! This relaxed 1.8 mile trail is accessible by a footbridge. Whether it’s the destination for a fun family outing or to spend time with your friends, this hike is a perfect way to mark the beginning of fall.  


Pie Sisters– Down for a new fall treat? Pie Sisters is a staple of Georgetown, supplying DC residents every pie they could possibly need. The pumpkin and pecan pies are a must have at Thanksgiving and are a perfect item to bring to gatherings or as a special treat on the weekends. Make sure to stop by and try their Apple Caramel Crunch specialty pie, it’s to die for.


The Village Cafe– Nothing screams fall more than sitting in a bookstore cafe bundled up in a jacket sipping your pumpkin spice latte. Owned by three Wilson graduates, the Village Cafe is located in NoMa, across the street from Union Market. The small business was opened with the goal of giving back to communities that supported them through providing a space for people to interact. The cafe next to Politics and Prose, and allows visitors to walk between both spaces. Definitely stop by if coffee is your fall vibe. 


Ghosts of Georgetown Walking TourWith spooky season around the corner, the Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour is a must. This two hour tour will show you all there is to know about the eerie supernatural history of the Georgetown area, starting at Old Stone House and ending at the Exorcist Steps. Check it out if you’re into a good scare. 


Cox Farms Fall Festival- Does fall without a pumpkin patch really count as fall? Cox Farms Fall Festival is the perfect place to fulfill all your favorite fall traditions. Whether you like to go on hayrides or just take aesthetic fall photos, this festival is definitely one for you. Beginning September 18 and running through November 7, this event has everything from pumpkin picking to farm animals, as well as some scary attractions. Though it’s a little bit of a drive, it’s definitely worth the trip to stop by with family or friends for a day full of fun. •