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Cherry Blossoms and sunset at Tidal Basin

Journalist Newsletter

Dear Journalists,

The nation’s capital blossoms as springtime arrives. Destination DC (DDC) offers future travelers inspiration on the newly redesigned, including all things spring and the latest on travel guidelines, from testing requirements to a travel status update and coronavirus-related reopenings, closures and canceled events.


The world-renowned National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 11) celebrates with virtual and personal experiences, so events will look different, but DC’s cherry blossoms trees are expected to bloom between April 2-5. To ensure health and safety, the recommendation is to enjoy the festival from home and check out the live BloomCam.


You’ll notice our website’s new look. In January, DDC launched a redesigned, a mobile-first site that provides an all-new press room and immersive experience for discovering everything Washington, DC has to offer from arts and culture to hotel and restaurant deals. The site transformation coincides with many reasons to visit later this year including milestone anniversaries for the Smithsonian Institution (175 years), John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts (50 years), and the return of DC Jazz Festival (Sept. 1-5).


Learn more about DC’s virtual events, new developments, hotel and restaurant updates, and industry news below. If you need additional assistance with a story or images, please contact our communications team.


Note: At the time of sending this newsletter, the information in each section below is current, but please check for the latest updates.


We look forward to working with you.


Warm regards,


Danielle Davis

Director of Communications

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