Destination Inauguration 2017 - Wanderlust Wednesdays
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This week we are talking about a travel topic on everyone’s minds, inauguration 2017! Barely less than a year away, inauguration 2017 in Washington D.C is a super hub for travel activity, all the young fresh minds and responsible voters ready to see their decision making skills in action and watch as a new commander-in-chief gets sworn into office. This destination provides hands-on history experience and is often a once in a lifetime event in person, and your unique chance to be a part of a country-changing moment. Witness living history in this extraordinary culmination of democracy as your group takes part in the most historical event of 2017, the Presidential Inauguration.
Here's what your group can look forward to doing while here:
Pay respects to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country.
- Capitol Hill
See underground tunnels, the Kennedy graves, and the Space Shuttle memorial center.
- Iwo Jima Memorial
Pay tribute to U.S Marines
Visit the memorial to the 184 2001 Pentagon victims.
- White House
See the presidential digs up close.
- Washington Monument
Visit the world’s tallest stone monument.
- Smithsonian Institute
Where to go first, the Natural History Museum or the Gallery of American Art?
- Vietnam War Memorial
Pay tribute to the 58,000 veterans honored here.
Also see: National Archives, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Etc.
Inauguration Day Events:
- Oath of Office
- Presidential Address
- Inauguration Parade
- Founding Farmers D.C
American comfort food with a rustic chic style.
- 1789 Restaurant
A luxe federal house restored meticulously and carrying seasonal American fare.
Modern Indian cuisine featuring tasty treats like crispy spinach.
Blue Duck Tavern
New preparation of locally loved foods.
- Old Ebbitt Grill
Oyster specialties in a regal victorian setting.
- Student Inaugural Dance and Social Be sure to stop by the big student social the night of, where the party doesn’t stop until the president says so!
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