Virtual DC

Explore the virtual side of DC, support local businesses & get inspired. 

20+ Films & TV Shows to Watch Featuring DC

As social distancing becomes the norm across the U.S., 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...

boy facing the television watching it in the dark
Washington, DC Zoom Meeting Backgrounds

The #StayHome movement has shifted the way the workforce is meeting thanks to video conferencing platforms like Zoom. One of the most fun features on Zoom is its Virtual Background tab. We decided to create a #DCtogether series of images with some of the city's most iconic backdrops. Download all...

DC Skyline Zoom background
Live Look at the Cherry Blossoms

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. Click the picture above or visit nationalmall.com/bloomcam to get a live look at the blossoms...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms - Free things to do in Washington, DC
How to Show Your Support for DC & Local Businesses

As we weather the storm of COVID-19, Washington, DC’s hospitality community has taken a major hit. Small businesses, like tour companies, retail establishments and cafes, have lost most if not all of their customers. Restaurants have moved to takeout models or closed entirely. Hotels, which are...

Family picnicking on National Mall by Lincoln Memorial
Virtual Things to Do This Week in Washington, DC

As you practice social distancing, we've gathered up some live virtual events and other fun things to do that are going on this week. As always , you can also check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours , neighborhood tours , TV and movies streaming ideas with a DC bent , DC-inspired music...

@personwhotakesphotos_ Ben's Chili Bowl Street Mural on U Street
How to Enjoy Washington’s Iconic Food Scene from Home

While you’re at home, you can get a glimpse of what DC looks like by going on a virtual tour of museums such as the National Gallery of Art or exploring DC’s monuments and memorials with our 360-degree videos . But what if your taste buds are hankering for a sense of some local flavor? Here’s how...

Ethiopian food from Dukem
DC Restaurant Delivery & Carry-out Guide

You can still support DC's restaurants! Take your dining experience into your home by ordering pick-up or delivery from these eateries across the city. No contact deliveries are available; make sure to specify your preference in your order details, including a drop-off location for the driver...

Food illustration with hamburger, ramen, pizza, ice cream.
Ways to Stay Engaged With DC’s Sports Teams

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...

view of soccer stadium during a game
A DC Music Playlist to Satisfy Your Soul

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...

Postal Service Stamp of Marvin Gaye
Virtual DC Museum Exhibits

DC has a plethora of museums, including 17 Smithsonian musuems. 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,...

An Overview of the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, DC