Ways to keep engaged, connected and updated with all things Washington, DC.
With many of us now working from home, this is the perfect time to learn more about Washington, DC. We’ve come up with a range of ways to explore D.C from the comfort of your home, while also getting your family involved.
Find out how to view the blossoms virtually. The trust for the National Mall has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and National Park Service to give people at home a virtual opportunity to visit the blossoms during peak bloom.
Keep Washington, DC on your mind as you watch any of these movies or TV shows available for rent or stream. As social distancing becomes the norm, evenings usually spent out on the town will now consist of couch time. Don’t fear: we’ve compiled a list of movies and TV shows that were either filmed in DC or feature the city prominently. Our roster runs the gamut from action flicks to conspiracy thrillers to romantic comedies to horror to….whatever Burn After Reading is (you’ll get that after you watch it). So grab a snack, settle into your nook of the couch and have at it.
There are still plenty of outlets for enjoying your favourite teams while pro sports leagues are on hiatus. While attending games and watching contests live on TV is not an option at the moment, you can still re-live great moments from DC sports teams and follow their social media feeds for fun activities. We’ll start our rundown with the 2018 Stanley Cup champions, the 2019 World Series champions and the 2019 WNBA champions who, in case you don’t know, all call DC home. #DistrictofChampions
Check out playlists and performances while social distancing. Social distancing needs a soundtrack. While you’re not able to attend a concert at one of DC’s many outstanding venues, there are still plenty of ways to engage with the music scene that the city harbors. Below, we’ve laid out ways to enjoy playlists and performances populated by local and national artists.
Take a virtual tour of DC museums to keep the learning going. DC has a plethora of museums, including 17 Smithsonians. If you’re looking for creative ways to get of our your house and into a new environment without actually leaving your house, we’ve compiled a list of virtual museum tours in DC. You can take a voyage to space, see live animals, discover famous women in history or view the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden from a whole new perspective.
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