COVID-19 Resources

Discover the most up-to-date info, ways to support local businesses and things to do while you're at home. 

Things to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Updates About Visiting the Cherry Blossoms Please find the latest recommendations from the National Park Service and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority below: According to the National Park Service on March 21: "The National Park Service strongly urges anyone considering a visit to see the...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms - Free things to do in Washington, DC
7 Ways to Enjoy a DC Date Night

The nation’s capital is home to world-class museums and countless businesses who help make memories for visitors and locals. During the COVID-19 pandemic , we’re committed to the safety of both. As the nation continues to wrestle with this crisis and people are encouraged to stay home, we’ve put...

@m_mandarynka - National Monument couple biking
Navigating Washington, DC with Metro

Washington, DC’s Metro is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Its expansive network of tunnels and above ground tracks connect all four quadrants of DC with suburban Virginia and Maryland. The system is heavily used by local commuters and it’s a popular, convenient and...

All you need to know to ride Washington, DC’s Metrorail system - DC Metro map, hours and more
What's Open, Reopening, Closed and Canceled in Washington, DC

The coronavirus pandemic has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area. The city is currently in Phase Two of recovery, which allows many businesses to reopen. Make sure to check out our list of reopened businesses and read below for more details on...

@brenntravels - Summer sunset over DC skyline flying into Reagan Airport - Best views of Washington, DC
Travel Status Update

Find the latest status of museums, attractions and events in and around Washington, DC during the coronavirus pandemic. Travel Status If you are out in DC, you are required to wear a mask , with a few exceptions for vigorous exercise or while you’re actively eating or drinking. A self-quarantine of...

Pennsylvania Avenue aerial photo in Washington, DC
How to Show Your Support for DC & Local Businesses

As we weather the storm of COVID-19, Washington, DC’s hospitality community has taken a major hit. Small businesses, like tour companies, retail establishments and cafes, have lost most if not all of their customers. Restaurants have moved to takeout models or closed entirely. Hotels, which are...

Family picnicking on National Mall by Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC Safety Information

Please find the most up-to-date information on travel and safety in Washington, DC during the coronavirus pandemic. The safety of our visitors is our top priority. Destination DC works closely with the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department and other local and federal...

Washington, DC Safety Information - Pennsylvania Avenue Evacuation Route
DC Hotels That Are Open

If you find yourself in Washington, DC during the COVID-19 pandemic and in need of a hotel, you still have a home away from home. Deemed essential businesses to DC by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, hotels will continue to operate and provide a safe, clean and secure space for those seeking accommodations...

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