Destination Inauguration 2017

Destination Inauguration 2017 - ASTravel

Students, teachers, and lucky post reachers, you’re in for a treat as you feast your eyes upon our new weekly blog series special, Wanderlust Wednesdays, this week featuring Destination Inauguration 2017!  Following popular and relevant travel trends we at AST have decided to take our social media platform trends to the next level and design a specific trendy blog just for you quick travel information seekers.

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.

Washington DC, USA skyline.

Washington DC, USA skyline.

Here's what your group can look forward to doing while here:

Landmarks:

  • Arlington
    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
  • Pentagon Memorial
    Visit the memorial to the 184 Pentagon victims from the 2001 tragedy.
  • 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.

Washington, D.C. at the White House.

Washington, D.C. at the White House.

Inauguration Day Events:

  • Oath of Office
  • Presidential Address
  • Inauguration Parade

Food:

  • Founding Farmers D.C
     American comfort food with a rustic chic style.
  • 1789 Restaurant  
    A lux federal house restored meticulously and carrying seasonal American fare.
  • Rasika  
    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.

Fun:

  • 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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