No trip to the Washington, D.C., area is complete without spending some time in Old Town Alexandria. Located on the shore of the Potomac River, it is a stunning district that juxtaposes modern life against wonderfully preserved historic architecture and scenery. Whether you are on a guided tour or visiting on your own, it is important to see all that this beautiful place has to offer.
Old Town Alexandria is home to a thriving food scene that includes some of the best restaurants in the country. For those interested in local cuisine, famed restaurant Vermilion is an excellent example of farm-fresh American food done right. If you are looking to have a drink while enjoying a charming view of the Potomac River, consider dining at Virtue Food & Grain. It used to be an 1800’s feed house, but now it serves up tasty food in a fun atmosphere.
The King Street corridor has been written about in both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post for its luxurious array of local independent retailers. If you are looking for fashionable clothing, you can find both name brand retailers like the Banana Republic and smaller boutiques such as An American in Paris. Furthermore, you will discover a vast selection of gourmet, delectable treats like the cheeses at Cheesetique or desserts at the Artfully Chocolate Bistro.
Sights & Entertainment
Beyond the food and shopping, Old Town Alexandria has plenty of activities to do. Consider taking an official tour of the town, such as the late-night ghost tour or a trip down the Potomac River. Recognized as the adopted hometown of George Washington, there is plenty of history to explore at Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum.
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