Destination: , . Our ’s 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 knows for outdoors , organics food alimentation, for  gardening, locally grown, environmentally sustainable foods as of the culture.

 

Alexandria is an amazing with an active that you an opportunity to escape from stress through the great outdoors sites without leaving town. , is an ideal place for domestic international tourism with than 900 acres of parks 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.  is also to Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Alexandria Union Station, the city’s historic train station, has Amtrak intercity services the Virginia Railway Express regional rail service.

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

Alexandria is also the home 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 historic 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 in Alexandria as for visitors. Old Town, Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest- independent city in Virginia.

 

fees to Alexandria, Virginia you may need: Average airfare: $303 /  Average hotel night: $140 /   to spend a week for two: $2,540 or lower depending on the person you can also choose to book a vacancy rental home or 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 are at less than 10 miles from the White and the Memorial,  Alexandria’s red-brick homes, and a historic waterfront promenade it a surprisingly charming, inexpensive outpost for to D.C.

What you see in Alexandria, Virginia: Old Town ,  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 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 everything from pottery to stained glass. On the other end of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews played.

Alexandria is also the perfect jumping off 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 . Or rent a car (roughly $40 a day, reports Hipmunk) and explore Virginia’s burgeoning wine . A little 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 of its historic buildings are still preserved . During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading , one of the ten busiest ports in America, a of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the and a large free- , 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.

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 service, in the U.S. , or for one of the private which contract to 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.