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The 14 Best Places to See Fall Foliage (and Snap Some Pics) in DC Proper

This is the weekend to do it.

Boulder Bridge at Rock Creek Park. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

Fall foliage peaks this weekend and next week around DC. Don’t feel like schlepping to Skyline Drive? Or even Great Falls? Grab your camera and head to one of these leafy spots in the District. And don’t forget to tag #washmagphoto (where many of these lovely shots can be found).

Washington Monument

The National Mall

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There is something eerie and poetic about Washington DC enveloped in a thick fog. Coupled with vibrant foliage that’s dotting the city scape at the moment, it’s hard not to be inspired. I woke up before dawn today to photograph the Mall before work and to capture it all. While I still have some Halloween images to share, I think you won’t mind me sprucing up your feed with moody, yet colorful images of the capital.🍁 ………………………….………………… @visitalexva @igdc @visitwashingtondc @theprettydistrict @femaletravelbloggers @capitalweather ………………………….………………… #visitALX #igDC #myDCcool #WashingtonDC #theprettydistrict #ProudToBeFTB #theotherdc #VisitDC #ExploreDC #walkwithlocals #DCfocused #fotoDC #TLPicks #Washmagphoto #bbctravel #cnbctravel #traveldudes #natgeotravel #Nikond750 #blogginggals #LikeAJetSetter #darligescapes #happyselves #girlslovetravel #sheisnotlost #WomenWhoExplore #theworldguru #theprettycities

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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Rock Creek Park

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Georgetown

Dumbarton Oaks

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The Yards Park

Capitol Hill

Kingman Island

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the woods will always be home

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Fort Dupont Park

The National Cathedral

Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park

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📍Meridian Hill Park. Located in Washington DC, this park is a great escape in the middle of the city. You can see people walking dogs, practicing yoga, seating with friends or just reading by themselves. Great place for a break and fresh air. ————•••••••••———— 📍Meridian Hill Park. Localizado em Washington DC este parque é uma ótima opção pra dar aquela escapada da cidade. Você verá pessoas passeando com os seus cachorros, praticando yoga, pessoas sentadas conversando com amigos ou pessoas que estão na sua própria companhia lendo. Uma boa opção pra quem está precisando de um tempo e respirar. * * * #igdc #meridianhillpark #findyourpark #dmvarea #dcphotography #prettydistrict #nature #breakcity #justbreathe #freshair #joanofarcstatue #nationscapital #citypark #fallvibes

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The National Arboretum

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.