Just a few miles south of downtown D.C., you can find the charming city of Alexandria. Northern Virginia’s finest independent city is buzzing with the shockwaves from the country’s capital. As a center for government agencies, staying in Alexandria is a common destination for business trips. However, the historical and well-kept area is family-friendly. Full of history and vacation activities, Alexandria is a gorgeous get-away.
Alexandria has many historical landmarks and activities to keep you entertained. One of the best spots around is Old Town. This historic centre has restaurants, boutiques and antique shops. Walk around and enjoy the area! Stop off at some of George Washington’s (supposed) favourite haunts in Old Town. Old Town also has a Market Square, overlooked by City Hall, and with a weekly farmers market. See the George Washington Masonic Temple, a national historic landmark, right near the King Street station. Check out the Pope Leighey house — designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This suburban home and tourist attraction is near Mount Vernon, and is built to fit seamlessly in with both the inhabitants and the natural surroundings. At Christmas, Alexandria hosts the Scottish Christmas parade — right through Old Town! Celebrating Alexandria’s Scottish heritage, the parade is a festive Christmas tradition. The Mount Vernon trail is also accessible from Alexandria, running through Old Town to D.C.
Although Alexandria has it all, its proximity to D.C is one of its main attractions. Get to D.C. on a water taxi from Old Town in just half an hour, or on the metro in twenty minutes. Visit the Smithsonian, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial — the list goes on. Virginia Wine Country is an hour away from Alexandria. In Loudon County you can find more than forty wineries. Look out onto the farmlands and hills that make up the vineyard while enjoying (numerous) glasses of wine, and even craft beers! Visit Mount Vernon for a dose of history, and see George Washington’s iconic estate, 8 miles away from Alexandria. Take a tour of the house and incredible grounds, and visit the accompanying museum.
Book your stay in Alexandria with help from Tripping. Tripping has thousands of rentals in great areas for you to stay! Hotels, houses, and condos are available to you at reasonable prices. Alexandria has homey and well-kept neighbourhoods. Book your rental in Old Town for proximity to shops and restaurants as well as easy access to the metro line for your trip to the center of Washington, D.C.
Getting around Alexandria is (of course) doable by car, but there are also all kinds of transportation options. Alexandria’s public transportation includes the DASH bus, the metro, and even a trolley bus on King Street. Alexandria’s Union Station is historic, and serves Amtrak as well as other train companies. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington County is the closest to Alexandria, but your other option is Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Safe travels!
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