A tranquil oasis residing beside our nation's capital, The Westin Tysons Corner offers an ideal location for stays over the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Reserve your place at our inauguration hotel today before rates go up and rooms in the D.C. area sell out!
The 57th Presidential Inauguration will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with the public ceremony held the following day. The week of festivities includes the Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and a night of Inaugural Balls and galas honoring the President of the United States. Our hotel is minutes away from West Falls Church, Dunn Loring and Vienna Metro stations, providing you with easy access to all of the inaugural events. At the end of an exciting day, relax and recharge at our inauguration hotel with a blissful night of sleep in the Heavenly BedTM.
Inauguration Facts and Tips
- Oath of Office: By law, the President must take his Oath of Office on January 20th before noon. Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, there will be a private ceremony on that date and the public ceremony will be held the following day. The oath of office is traditionally administered on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. Guests can easily get to Capitol Hill using the Metro system.
- Inaugural Balls: The Presidential Inaugural Committee plans the inaugural balls and galas. As many as 14 balls have been held in the past. Details will be announced as the information is made available. Tickets to the many inaugural balls will be distributed or available for purchase by the ball organizer. Inaugural balls typically take place the week leading up to and on inauguration evening. For tickets contact your state society as most host an inaugural ball in Washington, DC.
- Pennsylvania Avenue Parade: The swearing-in ceremony is followed by a parade from the Capitol to the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue. There are limited ticketed bleacher seats available, but the public is invited to stand along the parade route. The First and Second Family travel in the parade, as well as various marching bands, military units and other entertainment.
- Transportation: The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged on inauguration day. Many roads and parking spaces will be closed and/or barricaded. The best way to get to your destination, whether it’s for the morning swearing-in ceremony or an evening inaugural ball, is to take the Metro. To save time, purchase your Metro pass in advance of inauguration day.
- Accessibility: The Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee advises that there will be designated drop-off points for visitors with disabilities outside of the security perimeters, but traffic conditions may make it difficult to reach these points. Visitors using walkers or wheelchairs should be aware that they may need to move across bumpy surfaces, grassy areas and possibly icy patches.