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It’s not too late to attend the Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2017 is that day that the 45th President of the United States will be sworn into office in Washington, DC. While tickets to many events are either gone, or difficult to obtain, it’s not too late to make last minute plans to attend. Many hotels in DC and the surrounding area still have space available, albeit at “special event” rates (translation: expensive!) Even so, if you’ve always dreamed of attending, and you have a healthy travel budget, you can still get a room. You certainly can stake out a spot along the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue. There will be giant video screens along the National Mall, you can join thousands of fellow citizens here! Dress warmly and pack some snacks and water. There will be vendors in the area, and additional portable restrooms will be set up in the area. As of time of publication of this article, there are still rooms available in many properties. The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill; The Mayflower-Autograph Collection; Liaison Capitol Hill; Marriott Marquis; Kimpton’s Glover Park, Mason and Rook and Rouge hotels and the Westin Arlington Gateway, among others, still have accommodations available for booking. To ease traffic in the area, consider Amtrak and then using METRO to get around town. You may also wish to investigate the possibility of looking for rooms in the Arlington/Crystal City/Reagan National Airport area, or even in Bethesda or Gaithersburg in Maryland. The excitement surrounding the Inaugural activities is something that everyone should experience at some point in their lives. Even if you would rather avoid most crowds, there’s plenty to do in DC at this time-visiting monuments and museums, excellent restaurants and bars and more. For additional information, visit these links and enjoy visiting Washington, DC at Inaugural time! https://www.58pic2017.org/ https://washington.org/inauguration2017

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