Make sure to check out our list of reopened businesses and read below for more details on restaurants, attractions and museums, including helpful safety information. Current Travel Requirements The DC government currently requires visitors to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of traveling (and to show results if asked by a business, hotel or restaurant); to avoid visiting if you are a close contact of a confirmed positive case; and to get tested within 3-5 days of arrival if you are visiting for more than three days.
The city already requires individuals to socially distance and wear face coverings. Read more up-to-date information about traveling to the city to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
While many in-person gatherings have been impacted, local businesses, museums and festivals are hosting virtual events, which we're tracking on weekdays and weekends. Employees and patrons should socially distance and wear face coverings at all times.
Food service cafés and retail are allowed to open in line with industry standards. Recreation centers, bowling alleys, climbing gyms, squash or racquetball clubs, skating rinks and skateboard parks may open with a 50-person capacity or at 50 percent capacity in Phase Two.
You can also learn more about DC's parks and gardens and read details of currently reopened sites below. The outdoor campus at THE REACH is accessible, including pop-up wine garden and café Victory Park, which will take a short break from Dec. 25 through Jan. 9, 2021.
Access includes the playground, fitness area and tables, but note occupancy is limited, visitors are asked to sanitize hands upon entry of the playground and all organized activities require a permit. These venues can open if granted a waiver to ensure social distance measures, contact tracing and other safety protocols by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HS EMA) to hold an arts, entertainment or cultural event.
Phase Two allows for personal services to open including hair and nail salons, massage and spas by appointment only and with strong safeguards and physical distancing in place. Barbershops and hair salons opened in Phase One with select services, Phase Two allows the reopening of tanning, tattoo, waxing, threading, electrolysis, cryotherapy, facial and other skin services and nail salons, requiring one client per employee, face coverings at all times and social distancing.
Read more about the city's requirements for retailers and check out ways that you can support some of these local businesses in the District. WHAT's enhanced cleaning measures include daily disinfecting of trains, buses and stations with mopping, wiping down high-touch surfaces or using electrostatic loggers.
Virtual, live, interactive and on-demand distance-learning programs continue at Ford's Theater's website. The museum grounds, including Temper Fidel is Memorial Park and the playground, will remain open.
Guide to what's open in Washington, DC right now Not long ago, DC’s hotel scene was dominated by the kind of personality-free, beige-everything chains that might be sensible for tourists but that have little to offer locals seeking a fun place for dinner or cocktails.
Thankfully, the arrivals of hot spots such as the Line and Eaton DC have helped change things, and two forthcoming additions promise to up our hospitality game even more. Riggs Washington DC Opening: While there is no official debut date, room reservations are available on the hotel’s website starting April 1, 2021.
Aesthetic: The look nods to the building’s grand 19th century architecture, with brass accents, lush textiles, and a rich color palette. (The interior design is by Jack Strauss, creative director of Lore Group, the hospitality company that runs the hotel.
Where you can eat and drink: In the restaurant, Café Riggs, inspired by the “grand brasseries of Europe,” according to a press release, and in the subterranean cocktail bar, Silver Loan. Where you can eat and drink: New York restaurateur Danny Meyer is opening his first seafood restaurant in the hotel, called Mailing Mare.
His company, Union Square Hospitality Group, is also overseeing a rooftop bar called Anchovy Social. Images courtesy of Thompson Washington D.C.A model guest room with a Nat's Park view.
She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.
Airbnb's decision was made following a joint statement from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Maryland Gov. Ralph Northam asking visitors to stay clear of Washington, DC during the inauguration following the historic Capitol siege.
Hyatt may also be taking additional security protocols that include “adjusting staffing levels and engaging with local authorities.” Similarly, Hilton will be staying open to accommodate “inauguration-related suppliers, government officials, medical professionals, media representatives, military, and law enforcement who are traveling to Washington, DC, ” a Hilton spokesperson told Insider in an email statement.
Our hotels are open, but the doors may be locked at night (or in exceptional circumstances). In that case, hotel guests enter by scanning their room key card.
New arrivals use the intercom to reach the hotel team. Yes, visitors are welcome at citizens Washington DC Capitol, but will be asked to register with their full name, phone number and email, and confirm they are free of Covid-19 symptoms when they enter the hotel.
Please observe the local social distancing rules while they are still in place. Please ask an ambassador at the hotel for the latest rules regarding the use of our living room.
In that case, hotel guests enter by scanning their room key card. New arrivals use the intercom to reach the hotel team.
The name on the credit card used to check in must match the photo ID shown. No problem, you can add a late check-out until 6.00 PM for an extra 39 USD during booking, at online check-in, or in person at the hotel.
We are happy to securely store your luggage for free on the day of your arrival and departure. Please use the chat function on our website to tell us all the details, or click here for other contact options.
There are no laundry or dry-cleaning facilities at citizens hotels, but our ambassadors are happy to recommend local cleaners and laundromats if you need one. There are no gym facilities at this hotel, but you don't have to give up on fitness (unless you prefer to run a movie marathon in bed, of course).
In our movie library, you'll find workout videos made especially for your room. If you aren't sure yet, simply buy it on the day of arrival or in the morning.
If you have other special requirements, let us know in the comments during the booking, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Yes, we serve delicious hot meals 24/7 at canteen.