Washington, DC inspires travellers to keep the dream alive via virtual vacation 

Encouraging stay at home holiday planning, Washingtong, 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 musuems, 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.   All 360 degree videos are best viewed through phone YouTube Apps, and can also be viewed from the YouTube playlist on the @washingtondc channel.

The city is also sharing popular tourism 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.

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

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.

For general information on visiting Washington, DC see www.washington.org

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