Shenandoah National Park
Before the weather outside gets frightful, head on over to one of these D.C.-area destinations for spectacular views of autumn leaves. From historic gardens to famous national parks, nothing beats fall right here in D.C.
With the colors of the trees changing, and the tremendous heat wave D.C. saw this summer finally abating, families may once again step out to enjoy outdoor activities together. The five best ways to spend a fall day, all selected specially for families, include visiting D.C.’s Giant Panda Habitat and the Asia Trail exhibits at the Smithsonian National Zoo, apple picking at Butlers Orchard, hiking along the kid-friendly Limberlost Trail, and visiting Discovery Theater and the National Air and Space Museum.
Washington, D.C. is one of the most dog-friendly cities around, and there are many places you can take your dog within the city. Outside of D.C., however, options abound for an entire day with your dog. The best places to take a doggy day trip promise both athletic and boozy extras, and even a city to explore with your pup.
More than 55 percent of a wildfire in Shenandoah National Park in Page County has been contained.
When the mood for out-of-town adventure strikes, rent a car or book a train ticket and check out these best city escapes.