Vacationers' Curiosity in Washington, D.C. Spiked Throughout Election Week, Expedia Finds

As People endured a longer-than-usual election week, they had been additionally wanting into journeys to Washington D.C. based on Expedia knowledge shared with Journey + Leisure.

The journey website confirmed to T+L on Tuesday that they noticed triple the variety of searches to the nation's capital when in comparison with the week prior. Particularly, searches for journeys spiked on the day earlier than Election Day, on Nov. 5, after which once more on Nov. 8. 

Along with Washington D.C., Expedia customers seemed for journeys round Election Day on the West Coast and all through the Southwest (together with in cities in swing states) like Las Vegas, Sedona, Dallas, Phoenix, and Miami. California locations Lake Tahoe and Santa Barbara additionally drew curiosity, based on the positioning.

The information was based mostly on lodge searches on Expedia.com from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, in comparison with Oct. 25 by means of Oct. 31, the corporate famous.

US Capitol constructing Credit score: Photograph by Yegor AleyevTASS through Getty Pictures

Whereas individuals all through the nation could also be eyeing Washington D.C., town did implement new journey restrictions on Monday, requiring most guests to get examined inside 72 hours of touring there, based on the mayor’s workplace. Those that then keep in D.C. for greater than three days should get re-tested inside three to 5 days of their arrival.

Journey to and from neighboring Maryland and Virginia, in addition to Hawaii and Vermont, is exempt from the order.

Those that do plan to go to Washington D.C. can tour the White Home, which reopened to the general public in September, in addition to spend time across the Nationwide Mall and close by memorials, which stay open.

Even in case you can’t journey simply but, individuals can expertise the wonders of the nation’s capital from dwelling with a digital museum tour of the Nationwide Gallery of Artwork and a digital tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave — full with a visit to the Eisenhower Government Workplace Constructing.

Alison Fox is a contributing author for Journey + Leisure. When she’s not in New York Metropolis, she likes to spend her time on the seaside or exploring new locations and hopes to go to each nation on this planet. Observe her adventures on Instagram.

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