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

 

Alexandria is an amazing site an active community that offers an opportunity to escape from stress through the great outdoors sites leaving town. , Virginia is an ideal place domestic and international more than 900 acres of parks and public space, plus a of activities as National Harbor, river bank, boat ride, Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County. is also to Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia,Alexandria Union Station, the city’s train station, has Amtrak intercity services and the Virginia Railway Express regional rail service.

Alexandria is also in place two parallel towns the Old town and The both divide by the Potomac River, that make destination a spectacular blending architectural mixing modernity and the together any shock but instead offers a panoramic the beauty of a sensational living masterpiece.

Alexandria is also the to 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 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 all who live in Alexandria as well . Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest- independent city in Virginia.

 

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

Alexandria is an alternative solution: If you want to visit Washington and your budget is you can pick Alexandria hotel is cheaper, and you at less 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 must see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town neighborhood,  Hank’s Oyster Bar during hour on a Friday night, Hank’s is of the dozens of cafes, boutique shops and galleries that line the walkable of King Street that ends at the historic wharf.

Art 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. On the other end of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats like Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews played.

Alexandria is also the perfect jumping off point 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, have been restored to 18th-century appearance. Or rent a (roughly $40 a , reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine . A 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 many of its historic buildings still preserved today. During its history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading , 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 -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 bank 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 . . It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the . , or for one of the many private contract to offer services to the federal government. One of Alexandria’s largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another 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.