3 Things You Have to do in DC This Fall

By Eliot on 4thNovember 16, 2018

Experience culture and more near Eliot on 4th Apartments in SW DC.

The number of things to do in DC is gargantuan. This is one of the leading reasons most people choose to live in DC. The wealth of options on any given day is staggering and, even better, a good deal of these activities are free and easily walkable from Eliot on 4th!


Museums and Galleries

Now that fall is here, there will be less than spectacular days, cold, wet and dreary. It’s the perfect time to hit up a museum or gallery. Nowhere else in the world do you have access to the breadth of art, history, culture, technology, and a host of other museums you can simply walk into and experience with only a suggested donation. The Smithsonian alone boasts 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, and a zoo. There are always scores of rotating exhibits in these museums so there is always something new to see.

The National Gallery of Art’s recently added exhibits include: Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy and paintings of women by the great master of landscape painter Camille Corot.

Explore a little historical art at the Freer|Sackler Galleries ‘A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen’ and ‘Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran’ or take in more modern works with Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection, and Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon.

Add to these the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, American Indian Museum, African American Museum, Natural History Museum, Renwick, African Art Museum, Air and Space Museum, Portrait Gallery, and even the National Zoo, and anyone will have more than enough to explore for years to come.


Live Performances

Maybe you would be interested in attending a live performance. Again, you are in luck with some of the best venues within walking distance. Arena Stage always has an interesting schedule of shows. Currently, Arena Stage features the charming musical comedy by Cole Porter, Anything Goes, running until December 23, and the Tony Award-winning intimate and enchanting play, Indecent, running until December 30.

For a more contemporary night out at a show, The Anthem at District Wharf is one of DC’s premier venues for bands and artists and is just blocks away from Eliot on 4th. Upcoming shows feature celebrity acts Steve Martin and Martin Short Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko (November 17) and musical acts Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant with opener Lights (November 16).


For a more upscale performance experience, take a look at The Kennedy Center’s event schedule. No matter what you choose to attend, the overall experience reminds you how fortunate you are to be in such a special place as Washington, DC.


Fun on Ice

There are two kinds of people, those that ice skate and those that don’t. If you don’t, why not give it another shot? There are two temporary rinks opening up close to Eliot on 4th this season and both are worthy of an hour or 20 of your time this year. The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden offers an indoor ice rink to enjoy from November 16 to March 10, 2019. Take the Metro one stop up to Navy Yard and your second option is outdoor ice at Canal Park. Either one will have you gliding around without a care in the world.

This is just a sampling of all the great activities you can get up to from an apartment at Eliot on 4th. Schedule a tour today and put yourself in the center of a fall to remember.