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

 

Alexandria is an amazing with an active that offers you an opportunity to escape from stress through the outdoors sites without leaving town. , is an ideal place for domestic and international with more than 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space, plus a variety of activities as National Harbor, river , 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, ,Alexandria Union Station, the city’s train station, has Amtrak intercity services and the Virginia Railway Express rail .

Alexandria is also in place two parallel towns the Old town and The new both divide by the Potomac River, that offering a spectacular blending architectural mixing modernity and the together without any shock but instead offers a panoramic with 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 will find themselves inside the 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 live in Alexandria as for visitors. Like Old Town, Alexandria neighborhoods are 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 a week for two: $2,540 or depending the person you also choose to book a vacancy rental or apartment to save money.

Alexandria is an alternative solution: If you want to visit Washington DC and budget is you pick Alexandria hotel is cheaper, and you are at less than 10 miles from the White and the Lincoln Memorial,  Alexandria’s red-brick homes, and a waterfront promenade 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 a Friday night, Hank’s is of the dozens of cafes, boutique shops and galleries that line the walkable mile 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 from pottery to stained glass.  the other end 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  editor for the Americas. Tour the colonial mansion and its four formal gardens, have been restored to their 18th-century . Or rent a car (roughly $40 a , reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine country. 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 of its historic are still preserved today. During its history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, of the ten busiest ports in , a of the District of Columbia, to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large - , 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 of the Potomac River, Alexandria is 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as as Central Maryland, modern 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 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.