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 July 27, 2020


Covid reopening travel updates

UNITED STATES REOPENING

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

What’s Open in New York City

Most sites in NYC are closed until the next phase on July 20. It is likely that they will release opening information after NYC reaches that phase.

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. Visitor Centers are closed, as are restrooms.
  • The High Line is open as of July 16 with timed tickets for entrance. Find out more here.
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum – as of July 4, 2020, the 9/11 Memorial (but not museum) will be open.
  • Staten Island Ferry – OPEN
  • Brooklyn Bridge – OPEN
  • Tenement Museum – Closed
  • Empire State Building – OPEN
  • Rockefeller Center – Closed
  • Broadway Theaters – Closed
  • Madame Tussaud’s – Closed
  • Statue of Liberty – OPEN
    • Liberty Island has reopened to the public. The Statue of Liberty interior, its base, pedestal, crown; along with the Statue of Liberty Museum and all of Ellis Island remain closed.
  • Museum of Modern Art – Closed
  • The Met – Closed
  • 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, Paul Revere House, Old North Church are closed
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Closed until Fall
  • Fenway Park: Closed
  • Museum of Science: OPEN
  • 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, concessions (food and drink!!), athletic fields and events have been canceled until further notice. Parking near the Mall has been altered, so be aware that it is much more limited. Restrooms are open.
  • Smithsonian Museums: Closed.

    • The National Zoo and Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Annex open on July 27 but require free timed tickets.
  • 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 on July 20.
  • Ford’s Theater: Closed
  • Washington Monument Tours: Closed
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site: Closed
  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument: Closed
  • Arlington Cemetery: Closed
    • Other area cemeteries
      • Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown: OPEN (we offer small group private walking tours!)
      • Rock Creek Cemetery: OPEN
      • Congressional Cemetery: Closed
  • 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: Closed

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 – limited reopening of outdoor dining
  • Millennium Park – limited reopening
  • Chicago Architecture Museum – OPEN
  • Riverwalk – limited reopening
  • 360 Chicago – OPEN
  • Skydecl – 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: Closed for maintenance
  • Presbytere: Closed for maintenance
  • 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  August 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!
Most sites in San Francisco are closed until the next phase on June 29. It is likely that they will release opening information after San Francisco reaches that phase.
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: Closed
  • Exploratorium: Closed
  • de Young Museum: Closed
  • Alcatraz: Opening August 15
  • 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
  • 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 August with safety measures in place. Book Now


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EUROPE

  • London – partially open, but limited small group tours available
  • Edinburgh – mostly closed, but limited small group tours available
  • Lisbonmostly open
  • Rome – mostly open
  • Paris – mostly open
  • Berlin – mostly open
  • Barcelona – mostly open
  • Stockholm – mostly open
  • Prague –  mostly open

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!
London has recently allowed more attractions to reopen, but not all of them have announced dates yet.

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
  • London Zoo: OPEN
  • British Museum: Closed
  • Tower of London: OPEN
  • London Eye: Closed
  • V&A Museum: Phased re-openings August 7 and August 27
  • Tate and Tate Modern: OPEN July 27
  • National Gallery of Art: OPEN
  • Buckingham Palace Tours: OPEN
  • Royal Mews, Royal Galleries at Buckingham, Windsor Castle: Opening July 23
  • Cutty Sark: OPEN July 22, other Royal Greenwich sites to open in phases

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 remains in the middle of phase 2.  Museums and attractions are not permitted to open until phase 3, which will likely be no earlier than July 15
EDINBURGH MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Edinburgh Castle – Opening August 1
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse – CLOSED
  • National Museum of Scotland – CLOSED
  • Arthurs Seat – OPEN
  • Edinburgh Zoo – 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 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
  • 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
  • Louvre – OPEN from 6 Jul
  • Musee d’Orsay – Open for timed entry only
  • Musee Picasso – OPEN
  • Musee Rodin – OPEN
  • Eiffel Tower – OPEN
  • Arc de Triomphe – OPEN
  • Sainte Chapelle Church – OPEN
  • Pantheon – OPEN
  • Paris Catacombs – OPEN
  • Montparnasse Observeratory – 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
  • DDR Museum – OPEN
  • Holocaust Memorial – OPEN
  • Tiergarten – OPEN
  • Reichstag – CLOSED
  • 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 from 4 July
  • FC Barce museum – OPEN
  • Picasso Museum – OPEN
  • El Born Cultural Center – OPEN
  • Parc Guell – CLOSED
  • Casa Batllo – CLOSED

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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