Inauguration Travel Guide to D.C.

A tourist's ticket to cozy bars, cheap eats and how to survive the Metro.

ByABC News
January 16, 2009, 11:28 AM

Jan. 16, 2009— -- You're one in nearly two million heading to D.C. this weekend, but don't get lost in the crowd.

Though Washington's 90,000 area hotel rooms are filled to the brim, last-minute tourists can attempt to scoop up potential cancellations or vacancies by calling 800-422-8644, a clearinghouse for hotel availability.

Whether you're living in luxury or crashing on a couch, take some tips from the locals on where to go for a full morning breakfast or a warm evening cocktail. During the busy and exciting hours in between, lace up your walking shoes and enjoy the city, from the H and U Street corridors to Georgetown, Adams Morgan and Capitol Hill.

As you navigate the city, keep in mind that Washington is divided into four quadrants: NW, NE, SE and SW. And wherever you go, remember these three critical rail rules:

Just south of Dupont Circle. 1351 Connecticut Avenue, NW/Mon-Thurs 10-7; Fri-Sat 10-9; Closed Sunday

Jumbo Slice: Whether it's for an early lunch or a snack on your late night stumble home, there's only one Jumbo Slice pizza and you'll find it in Adams Morgan at Pizza Mart 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day of the week. For the past 14 years, it has been the original slice the size of your head, really, and the owners say they're stocked and ready for the inaugural crowds, with a few extra items on the menu just for this inauguration.
Adams Morgan. 2445 18th St NW, Sun-Sat 11a.m. - 3a.m.