Video: How A Government Shutdown Will Affect DC Tourism

Travel Tips, What's New — By Melanie Renzulli on April 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Capitol Dome DC
As Congress has been unable to come up with a compromise to address the budget deficit, it looks likely that there will be a government shutdown beginning on Friday, April 8. If that happens, Washington’s tourism industry will take an enormous hit, as a majority of DC’s attractions, including all of the Smithsonian Museums, are managed by the federal government. Even the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade, set to take place on Saturday, April 9, could be canceled if the government is to shut down.

To learn more about how the shutdown could affect tourism in DC, take a look at this video produced by the Washington Post. And, if you find yourself in DC during a government shutdown, have a look at Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian.

How a Government Shutdown Will Affect DC Tourism

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