This summer, Washington, D.C., is open for business and looking forward to welcoming travelers back to our nation’s capital. With most restrictions lifted and the full reopening of D.C. on June 11, this summer is the best time to visit and take the family on a fun, educational trip.
Summer Hotel Deals
At Generator Washington, DC, guests can get 50 percent off parking for an individual booking, one Metro day pass and more when booking a stay. With Phoenix Park Hotel’s Park, Stay then Go Play package, guests who book a two- or three-night stay will receive complimentary parking, 10 percent off the best available rate and late check-out (extra two hours). When families book the Magnifique Family Offer — Twice the Fun, Half the Price package, at the Sofitel Washington, DC, they will enjoy 50 percent off the second room and breakfast for the kids. Enjoy a relaxing stay in elegant rooms and cherish every moment with the family. For more deals and information, visit Washington, D.C.’s website.
Until June 10, service for indoor dining will be at 20 percent; starting June 11, restrictions will lift for both indoor and outdoor dining. While planning your dining experiences, make sure to check individual restaurant or bar restrictions.
As of now, the government has allowed for unlimited capacity at museums and attractions, but the buildings may have individual restrictions and capacity limitations. Before visiting each location, make sure to visit its website to properly prepare for restrictions.
Some can’t-miss, open attractions are National Archives Museum, The National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian National Zoo, Lincoln’s Cottage, International Spy Museum and The National Portrait Museum.
The outside monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and more, are open, just make sure to take precaution when visiting.
Dunton River Camp officially reopened for the 2021 season. Located four miles from its sister property, Dunton Hot Springs, the camp consists of eight luxury tents along the Dolores River in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The luxury tented camp offers guests curated experiences for the 2021 summer season.
Although travel is on the rise, some people may still not feel comfortable getting on an airplane and being in a small space, so they are hitting the road! Rental car company Hertz recently surveyed more than 1,500 Americans to determine how and when they plan to embark on their next vacation.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launched this month as a global marketplace for listeners to discover premium subscriptions alongside millions of free shows on Apple Podcasts. The new subscription is perfectly timed for families planning summer vacations. And whether your family trips will take place by air, land or sea, kids will be looking for something to do as they await arrival to their vacation destination.
Americans are ready to hit the road this summer. AAA Travel predicts a significant rebound in Memorial Day Weekend travel, with more than 37 million travelers expected to travel 50 miles or more from home. This number marks a 60 percent increase over 2020, when only 23 million Americans traveled. The holiday weekend is considered May 27–31.