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

 

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

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

Alexandria is also the home to large 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 historic center of Alexandria is known as “Old Town”, it is a huge concentration of boutiques, , antique shops and theaters, it is a draw all who in Alexandria as well visitors. Like Old Town, 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 /   to a week for two: $2,540 lower depending on the person can also choose to book a vacancy rental home apartment to save money.

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

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

Art lovers should check out the nearby Torpedo Factory Art Center, a space 82 artist studios and seven galleries, featuring everything from pottery to stained glass. On 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 point to explore George 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, which been restored to their 18th-century . rent a car (roughly $40 a day,  Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine country. A an hour away, you’ll find RdV Vineyards (tours, $65 per person), which is known for its cult-status red blends.


Brief historic

Alexandria, founded in 1749, has a fascinating history, and of its historic buildings still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in , a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large -black , a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a streetcar suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of George 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, Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil , in the U.S. military, or for one of the private companies which 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.