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Presidential Inauguration 2013

The Inauguration of President Obama's second term is January 21, 2013. Want to go? This guide will tell you everything you need to know to get tickets and be a part of the action.

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What To Do In December

Friday November 30, 2012

If you're coming to Washington during the month of December, you need to know that Santa's Workshop is setting up shop in front of the White House and the National Christmas Tree. There's lots of other great things happening in the nation's capital during the month, including a village of ice sculptures made from 2 million pounds of ice and free musical shows all over town. Check out this guide on exactly what you can do.

Inauguration Galas and Balls

Wednesday November 21, 2012

One of the most important things to do when a president gets inaugurated is to party. Even those rooting for the other guy put on their tuxes and gowns to attend Inauguration galas and balls. Most states have a state society in Washington, D.C., where members can get together for various events. It is those state societies that hold galas and balls during Inauguration weekend. I checked in with all of them this week and found that some are pretty far along in their planning and already selling tickets. I compiled all of the planned galas and balls so far, so check out this guide on how you can get tickets. Keep in mind that a ticket to a gala can run as low as $100 to more than $400. Just wanted to give you warning before you start seeing the prices. And please post a comment below if you plan to go to a ball. Also be sure to check out my list of hotels that still have rooms available Inauguration weekend.

Where To Stay For Inauguration

Sunday November 18, 2012

Washington area hotel rooms are going fast for the weekend of President Obama's Inauguration. But I checked with some recently to see if they still had rooms. Many near the White House, Capitol and along the parade route still have some rooms. And there are some in the suburbs that are close to Metro stops. Check out this listing on where to stay for Inauguration weekend.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Sunday November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you'll be in Washington for the holiday weekend, there's lots to do. My list of recommendations includes everything from watching a shark get fed at the National Aquarium to catching a performance of Frank Sinatra songs at the Kennedy Center.


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