Here are 7 places to see beautiful fall colors:
1. Arlington National Cemetery
The roads and walkways inside Arlington National Cemetery are bordered by historic oak, chestnut and poplar trees, some planted more than a century ago. Within the cemetery is the recently refurbished Arlington House where 250-year-old oaks glow with golden leaves in the fall—these majestic trees were established before the Lee and Custis families built their mansion overlooking the nation’s capital. Another stunning viewpoint is from the marble terrace below President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, where you’ll find sweeping vistas of the National Mall’s forested canopy.
These are two of Arlington’s lesser-known outdoor spaces bursting with autumnal color. From this place of reflection, you’ll be able to see the Potomac River, the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. You can enter these parks from the Mount Vernon Trail and the Columbia Island Marina’s parking lot.
3. Long Branch Nature Center
Bring the family to enjoy the easy walking trails at Long Branch Nature Center. The park is the home to scarlet maple trees and yellow pawpaw trees which glow in the sunlight and provide a home for native woodland creatures like turtles and foxes.