10 Ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington, DC
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10 Ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington, DC

Oktoberfest traces its history back to 1810 when the crown prince of Bavaria married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in a public, multiple-day celebration. While traditions have evolved over the years, the celebration continues. Variations of the events are celebrated in many other countries including Oktoberfest in Washington, DC. In fact, Oktoberfest has only been canceled…

8 Turkey Trots in the Washington DC Area
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8 Turkey Trots in the Washington DC Area

Turkey Trots in the Washington, DC area offer a great opportunity to enjoy time with your community and support some great organizations. Many races feature both timed 5K runs and more casual walks. Some even include a virtual option so you can donate and race around your neighborhood without impacting Thanksgiving Day plans. No matter…

Kid-Friendly Halloween in the DC Area
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Kid-Friendly Halloween in the DC Area

Kid-friendly Halloween activities can be hard to find if you live in an apartment complex or busy neighborhood with few other kids. But Washington, DC has no shortage of daytime trick-or-treat events to celebrate spooky season.  Trick-or-Treat in Washington, DC Harbor Halloween: Do your little ones have trouble staying up late for Halloween fun? Take…

Where to Find the Best Fall Activities in Washington, DC
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Where to Find the Best Fall Activities in Washington, DC

Cozy sweaters, crackling fires, and pumpkin patches are back, and I’m ready to enjoy every second of it. Whether you are looking for spooky corn mazes, kid-friendly pumpkin patches, or picturesque apple orchards, this is the list of fall activities in DC for you. This post has been updated for Fall 2023 and will be…

The National Arboretum: an Escape from the City
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The National Arboretum: an Escape from the City

Washington, DC has a pretty wide breadth of green space including Rock Creek Park, the Capitol Crescent Trail, and smaller parks around the city. But I particularly enjoy the monstrous, 446-acre space that is The National Arboretum. There is a huge variety of plants, open space, and wooded areas and its size help eliminate city noise…

Oyamel Celebrates Day of the Dead with 3 Nights of Celebration
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Oyamel Celebrates Day of the Dead with 3 Nights of Celebration

Oyamel, a Mexican tapas style restaurant by Jose Andres is an obvious choice to celebrate Day of the Dead. Andres never fails to create a restaurant concept that highlights the beauty and spirit of a culture and Oyamel does not disappoint. Head Chef Omar Rodriguez and General Manager Andres Sweek specifically brings this concept to life…

Find a Pumpkin Cannon, Corn Maze, and Apple Donuts in Fredrick​
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Find a Pumpkin Cannon, Corn Maze, and Apple Donuts in Fredrick​

There were a couple of requirements when choosing a pumpkin patch this year. We needed a good corn maze and a good carving pumpkin, and we especially wanted to shoot fall produce out of a cannon. After checking out several pumpkin patch websites in the DMV, we identified a Apple Blaster on the Summer’s Farm map. This pumpkin…