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

 

Alexandria is an amazing site with an active community that you an to escape from stress through the great outdoors leaving town. Alexandria, is an ideal place for domestic and international tourism with than 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space, plus a variety of as National Harbor, bank, 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 historic train station, has Amtrak intercity services and the Virginia Railway Express regional rail .

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

Alexandria is also the home 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 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 for all who live in Alexandria as 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 you may need: Average airfare: $303 /  Average hotel night: $140 /  Cost to spend a week for two: $2,540 depending the person you also choose to book a vacancy rental home 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 it a surprisingly charming, inexpensive outpost for to D.C.

you see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town neighborhood,  Hank’s Oyster Bar during happy hour 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 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  editor for the Americas. Tour the colonial mansion and its four formal gardens, which been restored to 18th-century appearance. rent a (roughly $40 a day,  Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine country. A over 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 buildings still preserved . During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country 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 bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

the rest of Northern Virginia, as 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 , in the U.S. , or for one of the many private companies which contract to offer 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.