Six fall break activities to do if you are staying in DC this weekend
If you’re stuck in town this fall break, The Eagle has you covered
Even though AU’s fall break may only include one day off, it’s a chance to kick back and relax. If you are staying in D.C. for the long weekend, here are six suggestions to have you booked solid and help avoid impending midterms.
Check out Riggsby
The Riggsby, a new restaurant is D.C. located at the Carlyle Hotel, is a great place to enjoy a meal. This restaurant has happy hour available Monday through Friday from 4 p.m - 7 p.m. The style ranges from salads, soups and pastas, to seafood and burgers. The restaurant’s speciality is the power lunch, and it is a three course meal. You can get smoked trout, creamy burrata, and caesar salad with choice of dessert or try a Nick & Nora Martini.
Hours: Weekends from 7 a.m.- 12:30 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.- 12:30 a.m. on Saturday
Metro: DuPont Circle, Red Line
See Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza
The Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza performing at John F. Kennedy center for the performing arts. This event will be happening from Oct. 13- 16. The performance it will include acrobatic moves with songs that are halloween themed. Tickets range between $24-$99.
Metro: Foggy Bottom Station, Orange/Silver/Blue Lines
Go to a theme park
Before it gets too cold, hurry up and hit all the cool theme parks in the area. Six Flags, Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens are all great options. Six Flags which is located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Kings Dominion is located in Doswell, Virginia and Busch Gardens is located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
At Kings Dominion there are a lot of Halloween themed events and rides that you can go to that start before Halloween. For example, there are a lot of ‘spookiness’ that is categorized under the “fright lane,” these rides are usually places that are like an escape room, or prison and they are Halloween themed. Their hours are pretty flexible on Friday 7-12 a.m., Saturday 6-12 a.m., and Sunday 6-10 p.m. However with Six Flags it usually has its Halloween fright nights, which is a scary festival that started from Sept. 24 - Oct. 31. For tickets, you can always get the ‘any day ticket,’ which you would get if you are not sure when you’re exactly going, and it costs $60 per person, while a ticket for a specific date costs about $50. Busch Gardens has the annual Howl-O-Scream event where you essentially ride the thrilling rides, go into the haunted house and shop at the spooky stores. This event runs until Oct. 30.
Catch up on your favorite TV shows
A copious amount of television shows have either returned this month or are returning next month. So make some popcorn and have a binge-watching party. Some shows I would recommend are “This is Us,” which aired its series premiere on Sept. 20, and “Westworld” which aired its series premiere on Oct. 2. Also, the third season of “The Flash” aired on Oct. 4. You can also try a Netflix original like Marvel’s “Luke Cage” which aired its pilot episode on Sept. 30.
Go to the movies
If you’re like me, it has probably been awhile since you have seen a film in the theatres. “The Girl on the Train” is one good option for this weekend, as it was just released on Oct. 7. Another option is “Max Steel,” which comes out on October 14, and is about is about a boy who possesses powers of electricity. Both films will be playing at the AMC Mazza Gallerie.
Do something outdoors
On Oct. 15, the Virginia’s food trucks food truck festival Trucktoberfest will take place in Woodbridge, Virginia, the event is essentially the Virginian “truckeroo,” with a variety of food and beverage options.