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Washington DC in the fall

Autumn Memories to be Made

Explore Our Seasonal Washington DC Itinerary

Seasonal Things to Do in D.C

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We’re never lacking for enticing things to do near our downtown DC hotel. We're surrounded by some of the city’s most coveted shops, sites, and restaurants. At our Penn Quarter property near the National Mall and its lineup of Smithsonian museums you'll also find many seasonal things to do to experience DC year-round. From the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring to the many fall activities including the H Street Festival, and the Holiday Market in winter, DC has festivals and events that promise to delight. Below are some activities you definitely won’t want to miss.

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Directly across from our hotel, visit National Portrait Gallery, the museum “where it’s always face time.” Dozens of galleries display stunning portraits that tell “the diverse story of America through leaders, rebels, artists, entrepreneurs, and other prominent personalities who shaped our culture.” Eat lunch in the dazzling Kogod Courtyard; we recommend picking up picnic essentials from the tasty food trucks that line 7th Street. You'll also want to explore the greatest stories of architecture, engineering, and design at one of the city’s most iconic establishments — National Building Museum.

Cherry Blossom 10-mile run

FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market

Thursdays 3-7pm through Mid-November

Just steps outside our hotel, enjoy the lively Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market. Find healthful goodies like conventional and organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats and pastured eggs, farmstead sheep cheeses, sweet and savory baked goods, crab cakes, handmade empanadas, fresh pastas, local beer and spirits, and more.

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Historic America Walking Tours

Embark on a journey through time with Historic America Walking Tours in Washington D.C., where history comes alive at every turn. These expertly guided tours take you through the nation's capital, offering an immersive experience into America's rich past, from iconic landmarks to hidden historic gems. It's an unforgettable way to explore the stories and events that shaped the United States.

Use the discount code "Monaco" to receive 10% off.

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Washington Monument + fall foliage

Fall Biking in DC

Fall biking in Washington D.C. offers a unique and scenic way to experience the city's autumnal beauty, as you ride along trails adorned with vibrant fall foliage. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crisp air and picturesque views of the capital's landmarks and parks in a season of transformation. There's also an official Bike Ride day where the city closes down 20 miles of streets for bike lovers of all ages. Grab a complimentary bike from the hotel lobby and get going!

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Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. is an inspiring display of endurance and spirit, where runners from around the world gather to race through the heart of the nation's capital. This prestigious event not only challenges athletes but also honors the dedication and bravery of the United States Marine Corps. Stay with us for the race weekend and hotel will provide ice packs, protein bars and sports drinks complimentary for anyone participating in the Marathon.

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actors performing on stage

Theatre Week

Citywide | Kicks off Mid-October

Theatre Week kicks off the launch of the theater season in the Washington, DC region. With dozens of participating theaters and productions, the celebration provides an opportunity to sample diverse and vibrant work on a variety of stages across the region, with a low price point of $20, $40, or $60.

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Library of Congress Concert

Library of Congress| Begins Mid-October

The Library of Congress Concert Series in Washington D.C. showcases a diverse range of musical talent, from classical to contemporary, in the historic and culturally rich setting of the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, along with conversations with musicians and composers, educational projects and curated displays showcasing collections from the Library's Music Division. Events are free and open to the public.

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mother and daughter at museum

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

As the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts, The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C is one of a kind. It showcases an impressive collection of works by female artists across various mediums, offering a unique and powerful perspective on art history and contemporary culture.

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Holiday Sale

Tis the season for savings! Save 15% off our Best Flexible Rate when you stay during the following periods:

  • November 19-27, 2023
  • December 17-27, 2023

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