A schedule of events (from Saturday, January 17 until Wednesday, January 21) has been released in connection with the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. The happenings start with the Obama family boarding a train from Philadelphia to Wilmington to pick up Vice President-elect Joe Biden en route to Washington D.C. and conclude with a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral. There are also a series of inaugural balls throughout the week.
Washington D.C. (Free PDF Map) has a multitude of activities for visitors who are attending the inauguration. Among the best attractions are the monuments and memorials, Capitol, White House, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian Museums. There are also plenty of free things to do in the District of Columbia. To find some of the most popular and tasty restaurants try Where The Locals Eat.
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