"Presidential Inaugeration Tips" Events Tip by iam1wthee

Events, Washington D.C.: 18 reviews and 49 photos

-make your travel reservations before they announce who the next president will be. Once they annonce who won prices rise high quick.

-get the tickets during the election and do this by contacting congress. You might not get it if you live in a large city so ask those in nearby suburbs. It helps if you know someone who works for the government. ****DO NOT buy tickets from anyone, its supposed to be free*** If you do not get tickets do not fret you'll just be a few hundred yards away.
-If you did not get inaugeral tickets yet still want a decent view get a tent and camp out as close as possible to the white house. This will be hard to do since the terrorist attacks but creative minds and willing hearts will prevail.
-if camping is not you then be there at least by 6am. You might want to bring a blanket or foldable chair because you will be waiting for hours.

-Keep in mind that it may snow and it will definitely be cold.

-Arrive days before event because they have blocked off roads starting the weekend before the event. Plus there might be impromptu concerts in the area if no snow or rain

-Hay Adams Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Club Quarters in DC are closest to the White House

-Parking will be a !*itch

-buy tokens for the metro in advance

-Exercise forgiveness because there is going to be a massive crowd

-if you can get your doctor to prescribe detrol, ditropan then good otherwise wear depends, or panty liner with uromed miniguard patch because they never have enough of those portable toilets for you to use and when you find it you have to wait on a long line
-carry your own toilet tissue in case you do make it to the toilet and there is none left

- Normally the oath is given right before 12pm. The parade takes place right after the benediction. Different balls, parties, and bashes start at different times

Directions: lincoln memorial
white house
the mall
pennsylvania ave

Website: http://www.inauguration.dc.gov/events.asp

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2009
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