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.
Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Table size for outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of six (6) people and two (2) households.
Indoor receptions, wakes or similar gatherings remain prohibited. Indoor recreation and fitness for low-risk sports (dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, climbing) are permitted for practice and training in groups of no more than five (5) athletes.
Appointment-based fitness/training is allowed for 45-minute maximum session with no more than one (1) customer/athlete per room or, for large facilities, per 500 soft. Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, wardrooms and event spaces are open for private rentals/tours of individual households up to six (6) people.
See the latest prices and deals by choosing your dates. Located in the Washington, D.C. city center, The Hamilton is 591 feet from the McPherson Square Metro Station and 1969 feet from the White House.
Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and on-site dining, Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol is located in the Nova neighborhood of Washington D.C., just 1.7 mi from The White House. Located less than 3.1 mi away from Georgetown and Capitol Hill, Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House features a rooftop bar with views of the city and a 24-hour fitness center.
This Washington, D.C. hotel features a restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is adjacent to the University of the District of Columbia and 0.6 mi from a DC Metro station.
Located in Penn Quarter, across the street from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro, Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. It is located near the National Mall and everything is in walking distance.
The room was very comfortable and the staff very willing to help. This Washington D.C. hotel is one block from a Metro station and one mile from the U.S. Capitol.
It features a restaurant, indoor pool and rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Next to the train station and grocery store.
Club Quarters in Washington DC is a new concept for the hotel industry. Offering a fitness center and indoor pool, Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End is located in Washington in the District of Columbia Region.
If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Washington, D.C. can be found for $287 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices). On average, it costs $158 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Washington, D.C. for tonight.
You'll pay around $214 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Washington, D.C. will cost around $504, on average (based on Booking.com prices). 5-star hotels in Washington, D.C. for this weekend cost around $476 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).
If all this gets too much, wander around Georgetown’s Colonial buildings and take a break in one of the student cafés. Many world cuisines are represented in Washington DC and the city also has its fair share of live music venues, with a surprisingly good jazz scene.
The National Symphony Orchestra is based here and the Kennedy Center hosts a range of productions. DC’s planning policy means there are no skyscrapers, so if you fly into Washington Dulles Airport over the city, you see its white buildings standing proud.
All are quite a way out, so leave plenty of time to get there from your hotel, apartment or guesthouse booked through Booking.com. Our trip was a little different to most as 'snowfall' hit less than 24 hours after we arrived.
Hats off to the Kennedy Center and the Supreme Court both of which opened on Monday, and we visited. The free concerts on the Millennium Stage each evening are a real treat.
Before the shut down we had a tour of the Pentagon which is a whole experience in itself with a marine in full dress uniform as our guide. We had lots of other plans to tour the Capitol and go up the Washington Monument and visit the Smithsonian museums on the Mall, but everything was shut because of the snow...
Georgetown and Washington harbor were my favorite spots to walk around. The small-town vibe and aesthetics were worth it and food in the area was great.
But there was no place to park to access any of the monuments and everything was closed due to the pandemic. I would not recommend visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic unless you have something pre-planned and know you can get inside.
The hotel was non-biased but people in Washington DC were horrible. I'm an older lady with grandchildren and I did not feel safe, except in my hotel.
Wendy United States of America The other direction are many wonderful museums and just a 20-minute walk brings you to the National Mall.
Proximity to convention center, cozy homey feel, classy restaurant, comfortable room, free holding of parcels, I felt very well taken care of and couldn't ask for more. Close to Union Station, there are many food choices.