Take On History In Washington, D.C.

You deserve a vacation, and Washington D.C. is ready to welcome you back. And you can rest assured your resorts are Vacation Ready, with enhanced cleaning standards and safety protocols in place.

Maybe you’re wondering what’s open in Washington, D.C. before you plan your next getaway. Read on to discover all of the fun you can have in Washington, D.C. right now and get your next bucket list adventure to the nation’s capital booked today.

Museums & Monuments

No trip to Washington, D.C. is complete without learning about the history of the United States. Grab your camera and get ready for some sightseeing.

National Mall & Memorial Parks

For more than 200 years, the National Mall has been home to iconic monuments and memorials and more than 1,000 acres of greenspace. The National World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial are among the sites open for visitors. Check the National Park Service website for the most up-to-date information.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Step back in time with a visit to the most popular historic estate in America, George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Nearly 500 acres of this historic property have been painstakingly preserved along the banks of the Potomac River. While some areas of the estate are temporarily closed, the outdoor areas including the gardens, forest trail, and pioneer farm are open to visitors.

International Spy Museum

Go undercover and test your spy skills at the International Spy Museum on your own secret mission. Learn about different spies throughout the ages and how they shaped history, all while trying your hand at spycraft yourself.

Art Museums

National Gallery of Art or Glenstone Museum’s sculpture gardens. Plus, the Pavilion exhibits at the Glenstone reopen July 23. For art with a side of tech, visit Artechouse DC for experiential art that pushes the limits.

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Where To Eat

Washington, D.C. restaurants are open with social distancing guidelines in place, including outdoor dining. Whether you opt to dine in or take out, your taste buds are in for a treat.


Historic yet modern, this walkable tree-lined neighborhood is home to some of the city’s tastiest restaurants. If waterfront dining is what you’re after, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, including Fiola Mare, Sequoia, Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, and Nick’s Riverside Grill. For something sweet, stop by Georgetown Cupcake. The store, co-founded by two sisters, was featured on TLC’s hit series “DC Cupcakes.”

Capitol Riverfront

The resurgent Capitol Riverfront district boasts some of D.C.’s most notable restaurants. Savor delicious Southern cuisine at Due South, or enjoy a modern take on traditional recipes (and an extensive list of tequila offerings) at Aqua 301. Transport yourself to northern Italy with soulful, flavorful interpretations of Italian cuisine at Osteria Morini.

Woodley Park

Don’t let the historic architecture of this area fool you, there is no shortage of modern, buzzworthy eateries. Open City is a popular brunch spot with stuffed French toast and fried chicken and waffles as standout dishes. Order crawfish by the pound as well as king crab legs, mussels, and clams at Hot ‘N’ Juicy Crawfish. Or, enjoy Italian specialties at Lillie’s Restaurant and Bar.

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