Destination: Alexandria, . Our today’s travel guide roadmap will land us Alexandria, Virginia: an independent city  the Commonwealth of Virginia  the United States. Alexandria, Virginia is a wonderful city well knows for outdoors , organics alimentation, for community gardening, locally grown, environmentally sustainable foods as part of the local culture.

 

Alexandria is an amazing with an active community that you an opportunity to escape from stress through the outdoors sites without leaving town. Alexandria, is an ideal place for domestic and international tourism with more than 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space, plus a variety of activities as National Harbor, , boat ride, Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County.  Alexandria is also near to Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Alexandria Union Station, the city’s train station, has Amtrak intercity services and the Virginia Railway Express rail service.

Alexandria is also in one place parallel towns the Old town and The one both divide by the Potomac , that make destination unique a spectacular blending architectural mixing modernity and the together without any shock but instead a panoramic with the of a sensational living masterpiece.

Alexandria is also the to some large public headquarters as the U.S. Department of Defense, the Institute for Defense Analyses,  the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the  National Science Foundation.

 

Shopper will find themselves inside the center of Alexandria is known as “Old Town”, it is a huge concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a draw for all who in Alexandria as well for . Like Old Town, Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.

 

Travel fees to Alexandria, Virginia you may need: Average airfare: $303 /  Average hotel night: $140 /  Cost to spend a week for : $2,540 or lower depending the person you can also choose to book a vacancy or apartment to save .

Alexandria is an alternative : If you want to visit Washington DC and budget is short you can pick Alexandria hotel is cheaper, and you are at than 10 miles from the White House and the Memorial,  Alexandria’s red-brick homes, and a waterfront promenade make it a surprisingly charming, inexpensive outpost for travelers to D.C.

What you see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town ,  Hank’s Oyster Bar during happy hour a Friday night, Hank’s is one of the dozens of cafes, boutique shops and galleries that line the walkable mile of King Street that ends at the historic wharf.

lovers should check out the nearby Torpedo Factory Art Center, a space housing 82 artist studios and seven galleries, featuring everything from pottery to stained glass.  the other of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats like Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews once played.

Alexandria is also the perfect jumping off to explore Washington’s Mount Vernon estate ($20 for adults), says Evan Godt, a Lonely Planet destination editor for the Americas. Tour the colonial mansion and its four formal gardens, been restored to their 18th-century . Or rent a car (roughly $40 a day, reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine . A little over an hour away, you’ll find RdV Vineyards (tours, $65 per person), is known for its cult-status red blends.


Brief historic

Alexandria, founded in 1749, has a fascinating history, and of its historic buildings are still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, to both the largest slave-trading firm in the and a large free-black community, a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a streetcar suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison, and “Mama” Cass Elliot.  For detailed information on City’s history, visit the Historic Alexandria web page.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western of the Potomac River, Alexandria is 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. . It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the private companies contract to services to the federal government. One of Alexandria’s largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation.

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