Virtual Vacation: Washington, DC Is Keeping Your Travel Dreams Alive

Encouraging stay at home holiday planning, Washington, DC is inspiring travellers planning a future trip to the USA with a virtual vacation in the nation’s capital.

Encouraging stay at home holiday planning, Washington, DC is inspiring travellers planning a future trip to the USA with a virtual vacation in the nation’s capital.

Virtually transport to Washington, DC neighbourhood hot spots, awe-inspiring museums, and world-famous landmarks for 360-degree virtual tours.

Experience what it’s like to step foot inside the majestic Lincoln Memorial, walk through bustling Union Market or visit a free Smithsonian Institute museum.

Sound like fun? Well, you don’t have to exert yourself to experience this trip! Just make yourself a cuppa and open your laptop!

 

Explore the hot spots from your couch

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Smithsonian Castle with Cherry Blossoms. Courtesy of washington.org

The city is also sharing popular tourist attractions that may be missed amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, introducing the first-ever cherry blossom #BloomCam, showcasing the cherry trees surrounding Tidal Basin, as they hit peak bloom.

The new #BloomCam, donated by EarthCam changes views approximately every five minutes and is best visible during daylight hours in Washington, DC requiring early morning viewing in Australia.

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Library of Congress. Courtesy of washington.org

If you’re more into historical exploration, why not log on and check out the Smithsonian Institute Museums; including the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of History featured in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Fancy more of a cinematic experience? Grab some snacks, because a virtual vacation to Washington, DC is also extended to 20+ films and TV shows featuring iconic landmarks throughout the city as further planning inspiration.

Take in the iconic memorials with Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier featuring the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and Theodore Rosevelt Island. There are so many movies featuring Washington, DC that a virtual vacation movie marathon will keep armchair travellers occupied for hours.

All 360-degree videos are best viewed through phone YouTube Apps, and can also be viewed from the YouTube playlist on the @washingtondc channel.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Destination DC is committed to the safety of visitors and locals. As the world grapples with this crisis and people are encouraged to stay home, Destination DC has a dedicated COVID-19 site page providing up-to-date travel advice to assist travellers in understanding the current situation within the city. The site even includes a DC edition of Social Distancing Bingo.

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