What is open in Washington DC during the coronavirus?

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Like the vast majority of cities in the country, Washington D.C and its businesses were impacted by the coronavirus, and while some businesses have been forced to close during this time, others have been able to stay open. In order to help give you a snippet of what is open in Washington D.C during the coronavirus, check out the list below for more information.


A lot of America’s greatest history and landmarks are just in D.C alone, and for this reason, hop on bus tours are extremely popular. Big Bus Tours are still operating so you can partake in a guided tour around some of the country’s most recognizable sights. The tours are taking place currently between Thursdays to Mondays, with increased cleaning and distancing regulations in place.


This historical landmark not only includes the federal-style mansion, but also a vast beautiful garden alongside it. The guided tours are currently on hold, but you can take a self-tour of just the gardens instead. You must book tickets in advance to get a timeslot and all tickets are free.


For a day out of fun for everyone check out the National Zoo in Washington D.C. As always, here you will be able to see all kinds of animals from pandas, and lions, to lemurs, and leopards. The zoo is open from 8am until 4pm every day, you must book tickets in advance, and anyone over the age of six is now required to wear a face mask.


Currently, the National Air and Space Museum and the Zoo are the only Smithsonian establishments open during this time. The museum is free to enter, but groups no larger than six are allowed and masks are to be worn at all times. This is no doubt one of the best stops in the country for all things space-related, and a great day out for all ages. The Smithsonian are doing everything they can to ensure all visitors are safe, so you can have a fun day out without worry.


Eating out is definitely one of life’s pleasures, and for most people, it may have been many months since the last time they were able to enjoy a meal outside their home. Well, a lot of restaurants in and around D.C are still open during this time, and we have listed some of the top spots below to help you decide. Just remember that some may only be available for takeout or have a limited capacity , therefore, you should always call ahead rather than just turning up unannounced in order to avoid disappointment.

  • Bistro Aracosia
  • The Dabney
  • Kinship
  • Old Ebbitt Grill
  • The Capital Grille
  • 1400 North
  • Rose’s Luxury
  • Estadio
  • Zaytinya
  • Keren Cafe & Restaurant

Daily life can be full of frustrations right now, you may feel like you are spending far too much time at home and it’s affecting your sanity; well, with the knowledge above, you can take steps to visit different businesses in the area, but, of course, be safe!

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