The nation’s capital is home to America’s “front yard,” world-class museums and countless businesses who help make the memories visitors and locals cherish for a lifetime. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re committed to the safety of our visitors and locals.
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The coronavirus pandemic and the DC Mayor's stay-at-home order, which has been extended to May 15, has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area. While many in-person events have been impacted, local businesses, museums and attractions are hosting virtual events during weekdays and weekends. Destination DC is committed to providing travelers with the most up-to-date information about traveling to the cityto ensure the health and safety of visitors. Please find information below about event and festival cancellations and other closures. Updated as of April 17 at 10 a.m.National Mall and Memorial Parks - National Park Service (NPS) has suspended Washington Monument elevator tours and has launched traffic control measures to discourage visitation of the cherry blos...
Apr 05, 2021 · One of the highlights of visiting Washington DC is touring the National Mall. You can take a guided tour of the memorials with us on a in-person guided walking tour or a self guided audio tour. All the memorials on the National Mall and Tidal Basin are open to visitors, though some of the small interior museums are closed.
- Monday. Renewal 2121. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising concerns over climate change, this installation at ARTECHOUSE will transport you 100 years in the future.
- Tuesday. Virtual Happy Hour: Rosa Bonheur. The National Museum of Women in the Arts hosts this free virtual happy hour in celebration of Rosa Bonheur’s birthday.
- Wednesday Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the nation’s capital. Everyone’s favorite Irish holiday is upon us, and there are plenty of options for honoring St. Patrick safely in DC.
- Thursday Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. The longest-running and largest environmental film festival in the U.S. enlightens viewers on the state of our environment and what we can do to maintain its health from March 18-28.
Washington, DC is in Phase Two of reopening, which allows select attractions, museums and restaurants to open for business. Get the latest information about DC's reopening status, follow the safety standards set by the city and by each business and discover exciting things to do.
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Updated as of April 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. Find the latest status of museums, attractions and eventsin and around Washington, DC during the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, the White House has recommended that the American public avoid discretionary travel, which comes after it restricted travel to the U.S. from Europe. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has declared a state of emergency and public health emergency to help expedite resources in the District of Columbia, where there is currently ongoing community transmission of coronavirus (see current data). DC Health is preparing and monitoring the situation closely and participating in national calls with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If travelers exhibit symptoms and are concerned that they might have coronavirus while in Washington, DC, please call DC Health’s hotline at 844-493-2652. The White House has advised to avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more people. The Mayor has also placed a ban on mass gatherings over 10 people and closed all non-essential businesses in the District. DC Health recommends that any social, cultural or entertainment events where large crowds are anticipated be...
Should I travel to Washington, DC? The health and safety of visitors to Washington, DC is Destination DC's top priority. The organization is committed to providing travelers with up-to-date information about traveling to the city. Destination DC recommends travelers follow the latest information from the CDC, noting its protective tips (above) and higher risks for older individuals and those with preexisting health conditions, and stay current on the latest updates from the DC government. How has the District of Columbia government taken steps to address coronavirus? Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia, signed a Mayor’s Order outlining the District’s monitoring, preparation and response. DC Health and the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency are leading the response. The organization created a new website featuring the latest DC government coronavirus information. As of March 25, all non-essential businesses in the city have been closed and gatherings...
Feb 21, 2021 · Families keeping pandemic safety in mind will enjoy these activities while exploring the nation’s capital this spring
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Nov 15, 2020 · Right in the center of Washington, DC, near the downtown is the National Mall. Even though you don’t have to go outside the capital we highly recommend spending a whole day on this. The park is huge and is full of museums, art galleries, and memorials. Before you go, you would rather decide what you want to see within the National Mall.
Mayor Bowser announces modified DC Government Operations, Prohibition on Mass Gatherings During Public Health Emergency Learn the latest on the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response Read more about Mayor’s Order 2020-048: Prohibition on Mass Gatherings During Public Health Emergency - Coronavirus (COVID-19)