The Presidential Inauguration in Alexandria
Alexandria is the place to call home for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Located within eyesight of Washington, DC, the city's hotel collection offers quick access to the inaugural ceremony without the hassle of traffic. Take a water taxi across the historic Potomac River or a short Metro ride from the King St-Old Town station to the National Mall. Dine at presidential hotspots during a special edition of Alexandria Restaurant Week and see why presidents from Barack Obama to George Washington have made Alexandria their dining destination.
Hotels Minutes from DC
Hotel rooms are still available in Alexandria. Booking here is easy!
For more details check out Washington DC Presidential Inauguration Guide.
Washington, D.C.'s Citywide Resume - with details about the ceremony, transportation, maps and more.
Water Taxi and Metro to Inauguration
Alexandria offers easy access to the swearing-in ceremony on the National Mall. The Inaugural Water Taxi service will depart from the Alexandria City Marina. Presented by Potomac Riverboat Company.
The Metro offers an easy 15 minute ride from King St-Old Town Metro station to L'Enfant Plaza at the National Mall.
Metro is preparing to transport hundreds of thousands of visitors this weekend. As in past years, Metro is planning an increased level of service to accommodate the high ridership. As you make plans to travel on this historic day, please use the information below as a guide. Additional details, as well as important links (walking maps and a visitor's kit), are listed in Metro's Inauguration website.
From January 18 - 27, 2013, Alexandria celebrates the inauguration with a special edition of Restaurant Week. Kicking off inaugural weekend and lasting for 10 days, Alexandria's presidential hotspots and more than 50 eateries are offering $35 three-course dinners or $35 dinners for two. See why presidents from Barack Obama to George Washington have made Alexandria their dining destination. Find menus and presidential connections here.
Obama Date Nights
Revelers can celebrate in style at top Alexandria restaurants chosen by Barack and Michelle Obama for their romantic milestones. The First Couple celebrated their 2011 wedding anniversary at Restaurant Eve, where they were treated to delicacies by Chef Cathal Armstrong. Patrons can enjoy their own complete meal experience or visit the finely appointed bar for handcrafted cocktails by preeminent mixologist Todd Thrasher. Vermilion was the Obamas' selection for Valentine's Day in 2012, when Chef Tony Chittum crafted a meal in his signature style with farm-to-table, seasonal ingredients. Patrons can also enjoy the Vermilion lounge serving fresh cocktails that are also driven by seasonal ingredients with a different theme each month.
Special Events in Alexandria for the Presidential Inaugural