"Of course we're hoping people will make a long weekend out of it," she said. "But we realize most people have to get back to work Tuesday, including everyone on Capitol Hill."
If You Go:
Check out one of the unofficial inaugural balls. Illinois promises to have a great one, with Windy City favorites like Chicago-style hot dogs and deep dish pizza. Illinois State Society: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-451-1237; gala is Sat., Jan. 19 at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.
New since the last inauguration, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has opened on the National Mall. It will be open on Inauguration Day, which happens to fall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Destination D.C. is hosting a live Facebook chat on Tuesday at noon ET for visitors to get real-time advice on visiting during the inauguration.