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

 

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

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

Alexandria is also the home to some 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 as “Old Town”, it is a huge concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all in Alexandria as well for visitors. Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.

 

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

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

What you must see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town neighborhood,  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 end of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats 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, which been restored to 18th-century appearance. Or rent a car (roughly $40 a day, reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine . A an hour away, you’ll find RdV Vineyards (tours, $65 per person), which is for its cult-status red blends.


Brief historic

Alexandria, founded in 1749, has a fascinating history, and many of its historic still preserved today. During its history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in , a of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the and a large free- 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 about 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

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 many private which contract to offer 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.