Published on January 21st, 2013 | by iDidGo Blog Team

Inauguration Day 2013: Top 10 Travel Attractions, Washington, DC Travel Guide

Barack Obama is to be publicly sworn in for his second term as US president. Hundreds of thousands are expected in Washington for the event, which will feature music from Beyonce, parades, black tie balls and tight security. They will crowd on to the Washington Mall to see the president take the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol.

The National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden fountain

Standing in line is no way to spend a vacation—especially when those lines are longer than an inagural address. Yet the 16 million tourists who visit Washington from around the world every year wind up ensnarled in queues at major monuments for most of their trips. Follow these insights—from a resident expert, budget-minded foodie, and mom—to do D.C. just like a local, even during busy times like the inauguration.

Take a tour of Top 10 Travel Attractions of Washington, DC – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

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