**Just in case you haven't locked down all of your travel plans, check out the Getting There post for travel tips.
To be seated in the "official" ceremony section, you need to contact your local Congress member for tickets and they are distributed a week before the event. However, there will be plenty of "non-ticket" space for the public to view, with bleechers and big screen televisions for families to watch. Don't be fooled into buying tickets - see important notice from The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) below:
E-mail received from the JCCIC..."Ticketing Information for the 56th Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony
Stay tuned - much more info will be posted.