Doing some planning for a trip the week after Christmas. We want to visit DC and have considered places to stay in DC, Crystal City/Arlington and now Alexandria.
I like the idea of Alexandria for the old town feel and assume everything will be decorated for the holidays. Some of the hotels I see are very close to metro stops.
It will be 2 adults and 2 teens. Weather is always factor. Would walking in the evening be too cold? I could see us spending the day in DC with afternoon/evenings in Alexandria.
Will most shops/restaurants be open? How long is the metro run to the Mall?
Thanks for any info or tips.