I am putting together a trip for a small group of 8th graders and would welcome any advice--other than dropping the idea (ha ha) When I have visited DC I have always stayed in Alexandria and used the great transit system to get into and around DC. Would that be my best bet for this trip? Is there another suburb you'd recommend instead? Any ideas for hotels or any suggestions to help make this a great trip for these kids. Most of these kids have never left the state of Texas and I want this trip to be memorable so any help would be appreciated.