We’ve compiled a list of best events going on in the city for the next couple of months. If you need to make some plans with friends or family in town, want to see something new or love to experience DC check them out!
Georgetown Glow invites visitors to re-imagine the season of light through outdoor public art. Located in the heart of Georgetown, this is the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light and installations. This event runs from Dec 8-Jan 7, from 5-10pm, so make sure to check it out before it ends!
At Wharf Ice Rink visitors can glide over the ice while enjoying amazing views of the Potomac. Open from Dec. 2-late Feb with varying daily times. General admission is $10 and if you need to rent skates it’s
Woodley Park is a bustling neighborhood with plenty to do and plenty of prime real estate just begging to be scooped up. The area surrounding the Woodley Park Metro is full of a world’s worth of cuisines, from Umi Japanese Cuisine, a Yelp-rated four-star restaurant with delicious bento boxes to District Kitchen, serving local, seasonal New American food.
Indulge in a staycation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel or the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, both extremely Metro accessible and home to many D.C. events and galas. A hallmark of the Woodley Park neighborhood is the National Zoo. Upcoming events there include Zoolights, where over 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland, and Brewlights at the Zoo, an adults-only microbrew and craft
Kalorama is the perfect neighborhood for families. Cozy and close to all the amenities of Dupont Circle, Kalorama real estate is some of the costliest (and most gorgeous) in the city. The neighborhood is home to the Obama family (at least until Sasha finishes high school) and many other high-profile members of D.C.’s elite.
While Kalorama itself does not have any Metro stops or restaurants and retail, it is close to both Dupont Circle and Woodley Park restaurants and retail. Close to Kalorama is the Washington Hilton, home of the famed White House Correspondents’ Dinner and community events like the Dog Pool Dip on Nov. 4th, when the hotel closes its pool for the summer and the pets come and take a quick dip.
American University Park is a very suburban neighborhood. It is named after American University, which is actually situated just south of the neighborhood. Dining and shopping options in the immediate neighborhood are scarce, but there is a Wagshal’s Market, locally owned and full of delicious food and produce. There’s also a branch of the popular Tara Thai restaurant and a CVS.
While the immediate neighborhood is more residential, AU Park is minutes from Tenleytown, which is full of fast-casual restaurants like Chick Fil A, Starbucks, José Andrés’ Beefsteak, Dunkin Donuts and more. AU Park is also conveniently located next to Friendship Heights, which also has plenty of shopping and dining options.
North of Georgetown is the neighborhood called Glover Park. The area’s main retail and food area is along Wisconsin Ave. NW. Glover Park is named after Charles Carroll Glover, a banker and philanthropist. Real estate is a mix of row houses, condos and co-ops.
Restaurants to try include Sprig & Sprout, a pho and Vietnamese sandwich shop and Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, with a delicious happy hour featuring roasted garlic hummus, chicken bacon tacos and draft beers, house wines and cocktails. Surfside is also a standout, with tacos and other fare inspired by the beach.
Those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors this fall will love Glover-Archbold Park. The park is a great place to hike and there’s actually a community garden within the park called
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Amer Hammour chairman of capital guidance company Madison Marquette and ANC D.C. Chairman Andy Litsky spoke at a celebration honoring the opening of Phase I of the Wharf neighborhood redevelopment.
The community that was at one point a military hub and later a fish market is now an ever-changing mile-long stretch along the Potomac River with restaurants and retail, residences and businesses and more.
D.C. Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, who also spoke at the event, talked about what a milestone the day was. He himself lived in the neighborhood 20 years ago and mentioned how exciting it was that the redevelopment’s residences will contain 20 percent
This Halloween the District is offering a variety of ghostly scares that you won't want to miss! From haunted pop-up bars, spooky treasure hunts, family fun and historic ghost tours, there's something for everyone.
PUB DREAD From the creators who brought you the pop-up Christmas and Game of Thrones bars, comes a new haunted bar sure to terrify visitors with a combination of sci-fi and horror. Enjoy cocktails with pumpkin, brains, and monsters while celebrating fall and fright!
O Street Mansion Treasure Hunt This Halloween night celebrate the scary season with a treasure hunt! Come in costume and have a spooktacular time exploring the 100 rooms and 70 secret doors throughout the mansion! Beware the secret doors are tricky to find - if you find more
The vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood is thriving, and more restaurants, shops and real estate pop up every day in the exciting community. Logan Circle was originally named Iowa Circle, but was renamed after John A. Logan, a Union Civil War general who also served as a congressman and senator. There’s still a monument that is in the center of Logan Circle of Logan.
Some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood include Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Birch and Barley and the famed Le Diplomate. Le Diplomate will instantly transport you to Paris. However, despite being a French restaurant, the Burger Americain is a must-try dish, made simply with mayo and served with pommes frites.
Residents get all their hardware needs at Logan Hardware. Newly
U Street has plenty to do for all ages. The 9:30 Club offers great music acts and coming this fall are: The Church, Back to Back, Benjamin Booker + She Keeps Bees and more. If music is life, the U Street Music Hall, an underground music venue, is hosting multiple acts. There’s Hundred Waters, Sonny Fodera and more.
There’s also the 14th and U Farmer’s Market, an urban farmer’s market that transforms a sidewalk into a lovely market setting Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of the Reeves Center. Grab all your essentials like fruits, veggies, bread and more.
For those who love nature, you’ll want to visit Meridian Hill Park this fall. Take in the changing leaves and see the longest cascading fountain in North America. Meridian Hill Park
The time for crisp cool temperatures and warm apple cider has come! Before you start putting out your pumpkins, here are the must-do fall maintenance tips to keep your house in tip-top shape and you cozy warm during the winter.
Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts: The drainage system on your roof diverts thousands of gallons of water from foundation walls and your home’s exterior. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces, or even worse water in your basement. We recommend cleaning your gutters, then cover them with mesh guards before the leaves start falling.
Seal gaps and cracks around your windows and doors: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, gaps in caulk and weather-stripping can account for 10%