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The 2017 Presidential Inauguration will take place in Washington, DC on Friday, January 20, 2017. Visitors and guests will be welcomed to a week of festivities that include the presidential inauguration parade, the inauguration balls and galas, and the inaugural address where our nation will witness and honor the next President of the United States.
Tickets for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies will be distributed in January 2017 by both Senators and Representatives. Contact your local Senator or Representative for more information.
Stay in Fairfax During the Inauguration Ceremony and Avoid the Cost of Staying in Washington DC!
Due to the increased visitation to Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration, visitors and guests are encouraged to book their hotels early.
Fairfax County is one of the best and most economical places to stay while visiting Washington, DC. Because a lot of Fairfax hotels and motels are just miles from the nation's capital, it makes it easy for visitors to travel and commute for the festivities in January.
Fairfax County is an economical choice and one of the nicest places to stay near the city. It is increasing in popularity due to its close proximity to Washington DC, which makes it easy for both residents and visitors to travel. Travel directly by metro, car, and train to and from Fairfax County and Washington DC using the following methods:
Option 1: Metro
Take the Washington DC Metro Orange Line from the Vienna, Dunn Loring, or West Falls Church stations, the Washington DC Metro Silver Line from the Reston, Tysons, or McLean stations, or the Washington DC Metro Blue Line from the Franconia station, to anywhere in the city including the center of Washington DC and Union Station. Metro is preparing to be the transportation mode of choice for hundreds of thousands of visitors on Inauguration Day 2017. Visit the Official Metro Inauguration Page to learn more about what Metro is planning for Inauguration Day and download your Metro Map here! *Also, take advantage of Metro's limited-edition Commemorative 2017 Inaugural SmarTrip® card today! Available in advance for a discounted price of just $10, each card comes pre-loaded with a One-Day Pass good for unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus travel on Inauguration Day. Supplies limited.
Option 2: Train
Burke Centre is the only station on the Amtrak Northeast Regional Line located in Fairfax County. From here you can take Amtrak to Union Station. (BCV -> WAS). If you're visiting us coming from the south, and you want to bring your car with you in order to drive into DC, you can take the Amtrak Auto Train to the Lorton Station.
Option 3: Car
Approximately half of our hotels are located within 15 miles of the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Mall. If you do want to drive into DC for the Inauguration, be aware that traffic and parking can be difficult due to the enormous influx of patriotic Americans attending the event.