Yes, things do seem to be winding down in Washington for the season (How can you tell? Because I’ve gotten a chance to write again!), but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. I actually think September and October are the best months to visit Washington; the lines have disappeared, the heat has died down, and locals come out to enjoy their city again.
One of the my favorite events is the Taste of Georgetown: a one-day affair that boasts the participation of over 25 different restaurants in the oldest neighborhood in the city. As you buy tickets and taste samples, you can also walk along the streets and admire the architecture of buildings over 200 years old and the history behind them. The oldest pre-colonial structure in they city was a private home on M St. NW, nowadays named the Old Stone House and run by the National Park Service. The building where George Washington himself struck a deal to purchase land to build the capital city stands at the other end of M St. and is now the Ukrainian Embassy. Appropriately, the oldest restaurant in Washington- the City Tavern- is at the heart of Georgetown. What could be more appropriate for a day of food and fun?