My Parents want to go See the Cherry Blossoms in DC?
So as the title states, they want to go see the blossoms on the 20th. We live only 45 minutes away from DC.. but is it a good idea due to Corna?
- Anonymous2 months ago
They did a study not too long ago which figured out how many psychopaths live in different parts of the country and Washington DC came out on top. I think you’re more in danger of that
- DON WLv 74 months ago
It's strongly discouraged, and Metro has closed down the stations near the blossoms.
You have one viable option: to drive around the area, keeping in your car. You can give them an idea of what they look like. Look at a google map of DC and you can see some options.
- conley39Lv 74 months ago
If they stay away from other people, they could do that. However, if they are in poor health and/or older, they shouldn't take the risk. They might check to see if the National Park Service webcam will be operating this year. It's not quite the same as being there but completely safe.
I wanted to go see the sandhill crane migration this week which would not require me to be in crowds but decided not to go even though it would be in my own car because I have no way of knowing how many other people will be around. The migration is also covered on webcams that I can watch every morning/evening.
- MSLv 74 months ago
I think if you're going to be walking around outside to see the cherry blossoms then it will be fine. You will put yourself at risk if you are entering large crowds, particularly indoors. Since the other major DC attractions are closed, you probably won't be able to do anything but walk around outside anyway.
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- LiliLv 74 months ago
Well, there likely aren't too many other people going to see them at the moment, but staying away from any potentially large gatherings is a good idea. You don't know how many other people might be there.