But beyond being mostly in the temperature sweet spot, the fall festivals in DC are the most underrated part of what makes it the season above all others in the District.
Between Taste of DC and all the Oktoberfest celebrations, fall is one giant orgy of delicious food and drinks and mild weather. Getting to work on the Metro is actually comfortable for once, and the monuments hit that perfect balance of solid viewing temperatures minus the merciless crowds.
Plus, fall brings football season, which for everyone not originally from DC means one thing: the opportunity to laugh at Redskins fans! Sure, your team might be terrible, but hey, at least it isn’t the one with the laughably offensive name and the egomaniacal owner who ruins everything!
Sorry, Redskins fans. But hey, things aren’t so bad. It’s fall! Get yourself to a festival, drink up, and enjoy the best season to be in Washington.
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Robert Pursell misses DC fall and is sorry about the Redskins. Follow him: @robert_pursell.