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Winter is almost among us: Top things to do before the end of fall

Even with a few weeks left in fall, there are still so many ways to make the best of the season before winter takes over and it’s officially the holiday season. In case you are a little behind and haven’t fully taken advantage of this beautiful season, here are the top things you should do in the next couple of weeks to enjoy those fall vibes. 

  1. Go outside! One of the best parts of fall is enjoying the foliage and the colorful trees. The top two places in DC with the most beautiful views, if you want to avoid the cliche of going to Rock Creek, are the National Arboretum and Georgetown. The National Arbouretum boasts 446 acres of various flowers, trees, and plants that are simply gorgeous during the autumn season. Georgetown’s picturesque row houses also make for perfect fall pictures and are sure to produce the fall feelings you’re looking for. Walk, bike, hike, run, but no matter what, being outside this time of year is essential.
  2. Visiting a farm for apple or pumpkin picking is a classic fall activity. Is it even fall without it? While many farm fall festivals are closed, there are a couple that might still be up and running. Check out Butler’s Orchard, Hollin Farms, Cox Farms, or Homestead Farms. If you’re set on apple picking make sure to call ahead and check that they still have apples before making the 30+ minute drive.
  3. Check out one of DC’s many cute coffee shops. Fall is the bridge between hot summers and frigid winters. As temperatures are lowering and we lean into the tail of fall, what better way to enjoy the season than a warm drink to keep you cozy? Call Your Mother’s fall menu has delights such as a Pumpkin Dulche de leche latte, a Maple French toast latte, and an apple cinnamon bagel if you’re feeling hungry. If Call Your Mother is not in the cards, consider trying Saku Saku Flakerie, Elle, or Tatte.
  4. Go pie-tasting through DC. If you’re hungry but not feeling coffee shops, look no further than a scrumptious pie at one of DC’s bakeries. After all, fall is the season for pie, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Places like Bread Furst, Baked and Wired, and Tatte all have yummy pies along with other fun baked goods. My personal favorite is Pie Shop, located on H Street. The quirky shop has a huge selection of flavors, ranging from fruity and savory, to rich and chocolaty, and everything in between. You can have a pie-tasting party with your friends, or eat a whole one by yourself because they are really that good. 

Fall is one of the best seasons of the year, and it’s not over yet. The leaves are so beautiful this time of the year that getting outside to see them is a must. It’s perfect for outdoor activities and cozy time inside too. So, if you’re looking for ways to spend the next two weeks or so, make the most of this fall season.

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