Autumn is one of the two best times to visit the nation’s capital. The heat and humidity of summer are gone and in their place are gorgeous crisp fall days and changing leaves that will make for lovely photos.
If you’ve never been to DC in the fall, this year is the time to change that. Why not treat yourself to a getaway to enjoy the fall season and the changing leaves? If you really want to splurge, treat yourself with a luxury limousine tour of the best fall sights in the city.
Read on to learn more about Washington in the fall and the can’t miss sights.
Monuments and Memorials
Traffic and parking in the DC area is notoriously bad, especially around the monuments and other tourist destinations. Save yourself the hassle by hiring a car service to give you a tour of everything you want to see in a luxury limousine.
It’s hard to beat the beauty of the monuments and memorials with the backdrop of gorgeous fall foliage. Peak fall foliage in the DC area is usually the last two weeks of October, so plan your trip accordingly! While you’re there, here are some of the can’t miss spots:
- The Lincoln Memorial
- The Washington Monument
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial
- Roosevelt Memorial
Any trip to DC isn’t complete without a trip to Mount Vernon. Located about 15 miles from DC in Virginia, Mount Vernon is the most visited historic estate in the country. Stroll the gardens outside to take in the leaves and explore the inside of the mansion, museum, and education center.
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park is one of the oldest and largest city parks (it’s been around since 1890!) and boasts over 2,000 acres of land where you can take in the fall foliage, play tennis, hike, have a picnic, golf, and even ride horses. The park is a popular place for visitors and locals alike and is an outdoor retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The fall is an ideal time to honor veterans with a trip to Arlington Cemetery. Visit notable graves, watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and explore the grounds. The Memorial Arboretum Arlington National Cemetery over 630 acres dotted with intimate gardens, native and exotic trees, and memorial trees.
Take a Ride Down the Potomac
A boat ride down the Potomac River will give you plenty of opportunities to see fall foliage and take pictures. It also provides prime views of some of the most notable monuments and memorials. If you want to get your exercise in, consider kayaking the Potomac.
Luxury Limousine Tours of the Nation’s Capital
Start planning your fall trip to Washington DC today. Do yourself a favor and consider a luxury limousine tour. This eliminates the need to find parking and deal with traffic, but it also gives you a tour guide’s expert tour of the city.
Here at Chariots of Fire, we have several tour options to choose from and transportation to fit all of your friends and family. Check out our tour offerings and get in touch to book today. You can also easily book your reservation online.