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

 

Alexandria is an amazing site with an active that an opportunity to escape from stress through the great outdoors leaving town. Alexandria, Virginia is an ideal place domestic international with more than 900 acres of parks public space, plus a variety of activities as National Harbor, 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 train station, has Amtrak intercity the Virginia Railway Express regional rail service.

Alexandria is also in one place parallel towns the Old town The one both divide by the Potomac , that make destination unique offering a spectacular blending architectural mixing modernity and the past together any shock but instead a panoramic with the 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 major draw for all live in Alexandria as well for . 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 may need: Average airfare: $303 /  Average hotel night: $140 /  Cost to spend a week for : $2,540 or lower depending on the person also choose to book a vacancy rental or apartment to save money.

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

you must see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town ,  Hank’s Oyster Bar during happy hour on 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. On the other of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews once played.

Alexandria is also the perfect jumping off point to explore George ’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 have been restored to 18th-century appearance. Or rent a car (roughly $40 a day, reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine . A little 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 many of its historic still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading , 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 -black , a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a streetcar suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of George , 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 about 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

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 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.