Covid Reopening Travel Updates

What museums and attractions are reopen?

We’re encouraging everyone to take a chance to explore their own city if they are itching to travel somewhere. This is a great chance to visit the museums and tourist attractions that are local or a short drive away that you usually don’t think about visiting.

  • Expect that all indoor attractions will require advanced timed tickets, physical distancing, and masks. You’ll likely find that interactive and high touch areas are closed.
  • Outdoor attractions are mostly open, including our small group walking tours! If we aren’t able to offer a walking tour, we have a number of audio tours available so you can explore on your own time.

See what tourist sites are open in major cities in the United States and in Europe.


This list will be updated as more information is released. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of September 21, 2020


Covid reopening travel updates

UNITED STATES REOPENING

  • New York City – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • Philadelphia – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • Boston – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • Washington DC – partially open, small public and private tours available.
  • Charleston – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • Chicago -mostly open, small public and private tours available..
  • New Orleans – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • San Francisco – mostly open, small public and private tours available.
  • Los Angeles – mostly closed, no tours available.

What’s Open in New York City

As of August 14, all of New York’s 10 regions are in the fourth and theoretically final phase of a four-phase reopening process following the statewide coronavirus lockdown.

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Harlem can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

NEW YORK CITY MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Central Park – all parks in New York City are open for recreation, however there are no events or programming. The Central Park Zoo is closed. Visitor Centers are closed, as are restrooms. Visitors are asked to wear a face covering and keep at least 6 fee from others while visiting the Park. 
  • The High Line is open from noon to 8pm daily with timed tickets for entrance. Find out more here.
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum – as of July 4, 2020, the 9/11 Memorial is open 1pm to 8pm. The Museum is now open five days a week with capacity limited to 25 percent. Find out more here.
  • Staten Island Ferry – OPEN – all passengers must wear face coverings at all times within Staten Island Ferry terminals and aboard the ferry.
  • Brooklyn Bridge – OPEN
  • Tenement Museum – Closed
  • Empire State Building – OPEN by appointment only
  • Rockefeller Center – OPEN (Top of the Rock) 1-9pm every day. 
  • Broadway Theaters – Closed : Estimated reopening date : January 2021
  • Madame Tussaud’s – OPEN with reduced capacity
  • Statue of Liberty – OPEN
    • Liberty and Ellis Islands have reopened. Museums have reopened (with some limitations). Food service (outdoor dining only), gift and museum shops are open. The interior of the Statue of Liberty (Crown & Pedestal) remain closed.
  • Museum of Modern Art – OPEN –  Timed tickets available online only
  • The Met – OPEN – Timed Ticket/Reservation only
  • Grand Central Terminal – OPEN
  • Guggenheim Museum – Closed

We are able to offer small group private walking tours with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Philadelphia

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
Most sites in Philadelphia are closed until the next phase on July 3. It is likely that they will release opening information after Philly reaches that phase.

Opening of major Philadelphia Sites during Green Phase: Updated July 24th

Old City / Independence Mall Area:

Center City / Ben Franklin Parkway:

Fairmount Park:

West Philly:

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting early July and public tours starting in mid July with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Boston

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Beacon Hill and Harvard/Cambridge can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

BOSTON MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Freedom Trail is an entirely outdoor walk that you can explore on your own (we have a self-guided audio tour to help you learn about the sites along the way!)
  • However the sites on the Freedom Trail such as Bunker Hill and Paul Revere House are open on modified schedules. Old North Church remains closed.
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Closed until Fall
  • Fenway Park: Closed
  • Museum of Science: OPEN – Advance tickets required
  • USS Constitution: Closed
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: OPEN
  • Institute of Contemporary Art: OPEN
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art: OPEN
  • Boston Children’s Museum: OPEN
  • Franklin Park Zoo: OPEN
  • Museum of African American History: OPEN
  • New England Aquarium: OPEN

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting in July and public tours starting in early August with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Washington DC

Please remember that wherever you decide to

visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
Neighborhoods like Georgetown, Capitol Hill, U St NW, Old Town Alexandria can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

DC MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • National Mall: National Park Service controls the National Mall, and they have remained open, however, all ranger talks, athletic fields and events have been canceled until further notice. Souvenir kiosk north of Lincoln Memorial – window service only. Food and beverage kiosks located south of Lincoln Memorial and on the Mall in front of the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum have reopened. Parking near the Mall has been altered, so be aware that it is much more limited. Restrooms are open.
  • Smithsonian Museums: Open with Timed Entry:

    • The National Zoo and Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Annex require free timed tickets and have new hours.
    • The National Museum of African American History & Culture – restricted hours and capacity. Read more
    • The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery – restricted hours and capacity. Read more
    • National Museum of American History – reopens September 25th – restricted hours and timed entry. Read more
    • National Museum of the American Indian – reopens September 25th – restricted hours and timed entry. Read more
    • National Portrait Gallery – restricted hours and capacity. Read more
  • National Gallery of Art: The outdoor Sculpture Garden is open and the NGA is doing a phased reopening, starting with the first floor of the West Wing.
  • Ford’s Theater: Closed
  • Washington Monument Tours: OPEN
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: Closed
  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument: Closed
  • Arlington Cemetery: Open for gravesite visitation ONLY from 8am to 5pm. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Memorial Amphitheater and President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite remain closed to the public, as well as the Welcome Center.
    • Other area cemeteries
      • Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown: OPEN (we offer small group private walking tours!)
      • Rock Creek Cemetery: OPEN
      • Congressional Cemetery: Partially reopened for those who have relatives buried there. 8am to 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Masks are required.
  • Museum of the Bible: OPEN
  • International Spy Museum: OPEN
  • Capitol Complex (Library of Congress, Capitol Visitors Center, Supreme Court): Closed
  • National Archives: Closed
  • Washington National Cathedral: Closed
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: OPEN
  • Mount Vernon: OPEN
  • US National Arboretum: OPEN
  • White House Visitor Center: OPEN

We are able to offer small group private walking tours as of mid-June and public tours starting in early July with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Charleston

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

  • All sites and water taxis/boat tours in Charleston are open but with safety measures such as face coverings and limited numbers.

We are able to offer small group private walking tours and public tours as of June with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Chicago

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
Neighborhoods like Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.
CHICAGO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Lincoln Park Zoo – OPEN
  • Field Museum – OPEN
  • Navy Pier – Navy Pier will temporarily close to the public on September 8th and reopen in spring of 2021. 
  • Millennium Park – The park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or fewer who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. 
  • Chicago Architecture Museum – OPEN
  • Riverwalk – Open 6am to 11pm. Face covering and social distancing required. 
  • 360 Chicago – OPEN
  • Skydeck – OPEN
  • Shedd Aquarium – OPEN

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting late July with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in New Orleans

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

  • National WWII Museum: OPEN, timed tickets required
  • Cabildo: OPEN
  • Presbytere: OPEN
  • New Orleans Jazz Museum: OPEN, tickets required
  • Mardi Gras Museum: OPEN, tickets required
  • Steamboat Natchez: OPEN
  • Audobon Zoo: OPEN but high touch areas and indoor exhibits are closed
  • New Orleans Museum of Art: OPEN
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: OPEN, timed tickets required
  • Swamp Tours: OPEN

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting early June and public tours starting in September with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in San Francisco

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Mission District and Chinatown can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

SAN FRANCISCO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • SFMOMA: Reopens October 4
  • Exploratorium: Closed
  • de Young Museum: Reopen September 25 with directional signage, timed ticketing, and reduced capacity.
  • Alcatraz: Open, however interiors of facilities remain closed.
  • Golden Gate Bridge: OPEN, but not all parking lots are open. Check @GGNRANPSAlerts on Twitter for most up to date info

We are able to offer small group private walking tours and public tours as of mid-June with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Los Angeles

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Hollywood and Downtown can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

LA MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Broad Museum: Closed
  • Getty Villa: Closed
  • Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits: Closed
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Closed, but Citywalk is open on a limited basis.
  • Disneyland: Partially reopen in the Downtown Disney District
  • Griffith Observatory: Closed, but grounds and hiking trails are open
  • California Science Center: Closed

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting in late September with safety measures in place. Book Now


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EUROPE

What’s Open in London

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Notting Hill and Westminster can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can book a private small group tour or take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

LONDON MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Kew Gardens: OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • London Zoo: OPEN – tickets must be booked in advance
  • British Museum: – tickets must be booked in advance
  • Tower of London: OPEN Wednesday through Sunday
  • London Eye: OPEN – tickets must be booked in advance
  • V&A Museum: OPEN –  must book time slots in advance
  • Tate and Tate Modern: OPEN –  must book time slots in advance
  • National Gallery of Art: OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Buckingham Palace Tours: OPEN
  • Royal Mews, Royal Galleries at Buckingham, Windsor Castle: OPEN – tickets must be booked in advance
  • Cutty Sark: OPEN 

We are able to offer small group private walking tours starting in June and public tours in July with safety measures in place. Book Now


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What’s Open in Edinburgh

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

EDINBURGH MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Edinburgh Castle – OPEN  – advance tickets required
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse – OPEN  – advance tickets required
  • National Museum of Scotland – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Arthur’s Seat – OPEN
  • Edinburgh Zoo – OPEN  – advance tickets required

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Lisbon

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Neighborhoods like Baixa and Alfama can be toured, even if no attractions are open. You can take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

Lisbon has recently started reopening attractions.

LISBON MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Jeronimos Monastery – OPEN
  • Belem Tower – OPEN
  • Castelo de Sao Jorge – OPEN
  • Carriage Museum – OPEN
  • Tile (Azulejo) Museum – OPEN with reduced hours
  • Praco De Commercio – OPEN
  • Tram 28 – OPEN but limited

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Rome

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

You can take a self-guided audio tour.

Italy is in the midst of a cautious reopening, so while attractions are open, there are limitations on numbers of guests, etc.

ROME MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Colosseum – OPEN
  • Roman Forum – OPEN
  • Vatican Museum and St Peters – OPEN
  • Capitoline Museum – OPEN
  • Pantheon – OPEN
  • Trevi Fountain – OPEN
  • Borghese Gallery – OPEN
  • Spanish Steps – OPEN
  • Piazza Navona – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Paris

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
Neighborhoods like Montmartre can be toured. You can take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

Paris is also cautiously reopening as of mid-June.  As elsewhere in Europe, look for group size limitations, temperature checks, and enforced distance.

PARIS MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Versailles – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Louvre – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Musee d’Orsay – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Musee Picasso – OPEN
  • Musee Rodin – OPEN
  • Eiffel Tower – OPEN – masks required
  • Arc de Triomphe – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Sainte Chapelle Church – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • Pantheon – OPEN
  • Paris Catacombs – OPEN
  • Montparnasse Observatory – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Berlin

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Berlin has significantly relaxed their restrictions although group size remains a concern in many enclosed spaces

BERLIN MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Brandenburg Gate – OPEN
  • Checkpoint Charlie – OPEN
  • All Museums on Museum Island – OPEN – must book time slots in advance
  • DDR Museum – OPEN
  • Holocaust Memorial – OPEN
  • Tiergarten – OPEN
  • Reichstag – OPEN
  • Alexanderplatz – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Barcelona

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

You can take a self-guided tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.

On July 1  Spain is set to begin what they are calling the New Normal, which is continued social distancing and cautionary measures but allowing normal life to proceed within those restrictions.  Like much of Europe, this will mean that attractions are opening.

BARCELONA MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Sagrada Familia – OPEN
  • FC Barce museum – OPEN
  • Picasso Museum – OPEN
  • El Born Cultural Center – OPEN 
  • Parc Guell – OPEN
  • Casa Batllo – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Stockholm

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!

Sweden has remained mostly open during the pandemic, practicing herd immunity. Large gatherings of people have been limited, and visitors from certain destinations have been restricted, but life has remained close to normal in Stockholm, with most attractions open.

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Prague

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
You can take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.
Prague has also reemerged from the lockdown.  Most tourist attractions are open with social distancing measures and group limitations in place.

PRAGUE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Prague Castle – OPEN
  • Petrin Tower – OPEN
  • Old Town Hall Tower – OPEN
  • National Museum  – OPEN
  • Charles Bridge – OPEN
  • Old Town Square – OPEN
  • Astronomical Clock  – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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What’s Open in Amsterdam

Please remember that wherever you decide to visit, please follow local regulations for physical distancing, face coverings and wash your hands!
You can take a self-guided audio tour. Do remember that some of these are residential areas so please wear masks and practice distancing if you’ll be exploring a new neighborhood.
As of June 1, Amsterdam has reopened.  Large concerts and gatherings have closed or canceled for a while, but most of the museums of reopened.

AMSTERDAM MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Rijksmuseum – OPEN
  • Van Gogh Museum – OPEN
  • Anne Frank House – OPEN
  • Jordaan – OPEN
  • Heineken Experience – OPEN
  • Rembrandt House – OPEN

You can read more about the walking tours that are offered through our partner companies here.


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