D.C. July 28, 2016
This Charming Town Just Outside Of Washington DC Is A Must Visit
Just minutes outside of Washington DC is the charming city of Alexandria and it is a must-visit for anyone in or near the DC area. Everyone loves a day trip, afternoon, or evening spent strolling through the historic Old Town district of Alexandria’s cobblestone streets, enjoying their delicious restaurants, views of the Potomac, and charming shops.
Alexandria is an extremely walkable area and King Street, one of the most popular destinations, is a one mile-long area with shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes.
The free King Street Trolley is the quickest way to explore old town Alexandria. The trolley stops every two blocks.
The Potomac river is on the east of Old Town, where many restaurants are situated for gorgeous waterfront views.
You can also take a riverboat cruise in Alexandria and enjoy views of the DC monuments.
With many local artists, Alexandria is a popular stop for art lovers. The Torpedo Factory Art Center blends history and art in one building. The former World War II torpedo plant that has been converted into working artist studios and galleries.
If you love festivals, Alexandria doesn’t disappoint. The King Street Art Festival is one of their most famous festivals where the street becomes one giant art gallery.
If you love to shop, Alexandria has dozens of locally owned and independent boutiques.
Of course if you’re not shopping, you’ll still have plenty to enjoy just by strolling through the picturesque buildings and homes in the area.
Alexandria has rich history and was a frequent stop for the founding fathers including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
You can even stop by George and Thomas’ favorite watering hole Gadsby’s Tavern or stop by George and Martha’s pharmacy at Stabler-Leadbeater-Apothecary Museum.
No matter what brings you to this charming district, you can’t help but fall in love with Old Town Alexandria.
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