WASHINGTON, D.C. – While some parts of the U.S. are experiencing snowy, winter wonderland for the holidays, other parts of the country, including our nation’s Capital, might not see a white Christmas this year. But that’s not stopping people from getting out and about exploring Washington D.C. during the holidays.
From Christmas music to munching on some sweet treats and of course, the many sights to see, Washington D.C. is a unique place to visit during the winter holidays.
“The nice thing to be in D.C. for the holidays is that you can do so many cool things,” said Destination D.C. President and CEO, Elliott Ferguson. “You can be ice skating at various parts of the city, eating in different restaurants, the number of shows that are out there and of course a lot of the things you can do in the city are free.”
Destination D.C. is a private, non-profit that supports D.C. travel and tourism. They said the Capital city is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples and solo travelers.
“I love the fact that families are out skating,” said Ferguson. “I see large groups on the National Mall playing games. The weather has been perfect for that.”
D.C. is already known for it’s history, beautiful buildings and monuments but at Christmastime, the city gets decked out for the holidays. Christmas markets pop up, making it a unique place to buy those last-minute holiday gifts. Restaurants put up their decorations and of course, there’s all the Christmas trees across town that you can even visit at night.
“The nice thing about coming into D.C. is coming to the White House Christmas tree, the Capitol Christmas tree, city center, the wharf, there are so many ways you can enjoy being outside,” said Ferguson.
And while there’s plenty to do here, officials are still encouraging visitors and locals to make sure they’re getting their COVID vaccination and booster shots and masking up as they’re out and about.
“So make sure you are safe to travel, safe to get out and do things,” said Ferguson.