The trees are now bursting with hues of auburn and gold, the air is crisp and the spooky season’s officially over. While things might be feeling a bit hectic at the moment, there’s still plenty to do in the Nation’s Capital to enjoy the remainder the fall season before it ends and the cheerful Christmas décor goes up. Check these out!
1. Check out LuminoCity’s dazzling light-art festival at Roer’s Zoofari
A totally unique experience for visitors of all ages, the annual LuminoCity festival draws inspiration from nature, history, and multiple cultures to create its beautiful immersive light shows composed of handcrafted sculptures that are lit from within to create a multidimensional exhibit like no other. This year’s theme, ‘Shine Again’ has been inspired by the power and warmth of light overcoming darkness and will feature hundreds of original light-art sculptures including some designed by young Washingtonians! The perfect activity to get into the festive spirit, LuminoCity will be at Roer’s Zoofari in Fairfax County, VA, until January 2, 2022. So make sure to book your tickets now and don’t miss out on this mesmerizing experience! Book your tickets here. ⭐Sponsored⭐
2. Catch the last remnants of the stunning fall foliage
Foliage peaked on October 26 but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the city bathed in 100 shades of beautiful. If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of the fall foliage, or just simply want to jump in a good ol’ pile of crackling leaves, read on to discover some of our favorite places to watch the changing of the seasons in and around DC.
3. Enjoy magical classical music concerts in stunning DC settings
You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) fall here in Washington DC, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to a beautiful open-air venue for the season. Book your tickets here.
4. Visit DC’s Van Gogh Immersive Experience and experience his masterpieces like never before!
The Van Gogh: Immersive Experience arrived in DC this September and it’s totally magical! The Rhode Island Center is one of DC’s up-and-coming neighborhoods that provides an enchanting space to experience art in a unique way! You will be immersed, thanks to advanced technology and whimsical music, inside all of Van Gogh’s lively impressionist masterpieces. Buy your ticket today here!
5. Escape a zombie apocalypse at the Army Of The Dead VR experience
In this action-packed touring location-based VR experience, players will team up with a civilian search-and-rescue crew known as “Las Vengeance” to battle the throngs of zombies who have taken over Sin City. With high-end virtual reality headsets, assault weapons with realistic recoil, and state-of-the-art motion platforms, you’ll be able to see, hear and feel every single shot, attack and explosion. Book your spot here.
6. Reconnect with nature by going on a hike
Exploring the great outdoors has become a new socially-distant favorite for many of us. We mean… with soo many beautiful places around the District how could it not, right? That’s why we’ve come up with ten stunning trails to go hiking around DC and explore the local wilderness.
7. Go on a crazy fun date at DC’s adult-only mini-golf spot!
Swingers is based in London and opened up in DC in June 2021. “Crazy golf” is actually an expression for “the classic game of mini-golf and add cocktails, gourmet street food, and live DJs. It’s kind of like the mini-golf you grew up with, but way more fun!” according to their website. Indeed, guests must be 21 years old or older to visit the club.
8. Wander through a holiday market
Downtown’s Holiday Market is coming back to the city just in time for the holiday season! The popular outdoor shopping village will be opening for the public on Friday, November 19, albeit with new COVID-19 measures in place. The affair will include over 70 local vendors, scrumptious bites and more!
9. Grab your tickets to this spellbinding Frida & Diego immersive art exhibition coming soon to DC
Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience will blend 360-degree projection technology with a state-of-the-art sound system to immerse you in art, and make you feel as if you’ve stepped inside a painting. It’s the first time that the works of Frida & Diego are being displayed with immersive light technology, which is sure to give you a brand new perspective on their playful, provocative, and moving paintings. Grab your tickets here!
10. Go crazy down in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter and his friends
Join Dormouse, March Hare, and your delightful host the Mad Hatter in an immersive, 90-minute-long, cocktail-crafting experience. Curiosity, tantalizing concoctions, and teatime mayhem await – just don’t plan on being late. Purchase your tickets here and travel down to Wonderland!
11. Cure your spooky season blues with some haunted cocktails at the Sleepy Hollow Bar
Walk deep into the western woods, where the fog never stops rolling in, searching for this spooky spot. As you step in, you will be greeted by a faithful staff of peasants and other characters. The Sleepy Hollow location is surrounded by immersive decor that will make you feel like a warrior! From gothic drinks, to a punk-dance soundtrack this spot will transport you to a chilly realm far from reality! Book your table here.
12. Go on a Mystery Picnic Date: Self-Guided Foodie Adventure
This fall, take your significant other or best friend on a super romantic mystery picnic date! When you purchase your ticket, you will receive an all-inclusive mystery picnic for two people made with a spread from local artisan producers including your traditional picnic foods (such as cheese, meats, fruits, crackers, etc), interactive clues and riddles on your smartphone that’ll bring you to your basket and special picnic location. Elevate your date night with this cute and adventurous picnic idea! Buy your mystery picnic here!
13. Spend the perfect Washington DC-themed day
Being the nation’s capital, DC has everything and anything! Unlimited restaurants, events, arts, museums, theaters, parks, to discover. But if you need to refine your weekend plans, or if you are visiting and want a not-too-touristy list of things to do while still seeing the sights, OR have friends coming into town and want to show them around, these suggestions by our DC followers provide the perfect ideas! Check them out here.
14. Discover the techniques of a great liar at this mind-boggling magic show
If you’ve ever wondered how psychics seem to know exactly what’s on your mind at every moment, then you’re in luck because magician and mentalist Brian Curry is willing to share all his secrets with you. Join Curry for Magic and Mentalism: The Good Liar and prepare to be blown away by his incredible mind-reading magic. In just 60 minutes Curry will read your thoughts, predict your future and completely blow your mind! Get your tickets here.