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Alexandria, a unique city, tucked just beneath the capital of the United States of America-Washington D.C. Located along the western bank of the gushing Potomac River. This city, in thr American state of Virginia, is renowned nationwide for its much-admired award-winning restaurants, streets lined with boutiques and a bustling arts tradition- all set against the beautiful yester-year backdrop of this city. The stunning old-architecture is still intact and maintained, a major reason being that Alexandria was President Washington’s birthplace.
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Whether you are here for spending a long weekend, on a business trip or on a day’s excursion from Washington, D.C., you’re in for a memorable experience in the city of Alexandria. The city displays a superb blend of early American heritage and multi-ethnic complexity, boasting of an extensive array of activities, ranging from phenomenal art galleries, to boat cruises and expedient historic sites.
Travelers and locals will find abundant enjoyable things to see and do in Alexandria, Virginia. Without making a gaping hole in your pocket you can relax basking in the sounds and sights of the waterfront, or see ships dock at the Marina while street musicians entertain the crowds. One can feel free and enjoy the ride of ‘Free King Street Trolley’ through lively shopping arcades and dining districts, and witness the stunningly – preserved Old Town along the way. Families can see the artists at work at the ‘Torpedo Factory Art Center’ or get motivated at the ‘National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum’.
Torpedo Factory Art Center –The world renowned ‘Torpedo Factory Art Center’ is situated on the Potomac River-Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. This art center is recognized nationwide as one of America’s Top Art Places, with a staunch pillar of artistic culture, remarkably successful at exploring varied arts, artists, and venues for creativity and expressions.
Recently this Art Center has also a famous place for marvelous weddings that are celebrated amid extraordinary arts at this former Torpedo Factory. Renovated in 1974, the stunning three-story mansion, makes a unique event venue, including works by over 160 artists displayed in over 80 artist studios and six galleries. Brick-walkways can be tented to extend the space for a larger event to be hosted under the beautiful scintillating stars.
Stroll King Street – Centuries old stunning architecture, brick-walkways, a lively canopy of twinkling lights during the holidays and paved stone alleys make the ‘Stroll King Street’ the most popular things to do in Alexandria, Virginia. Travelers here can explore dozens of award-winning restaurants and bustling boutiques. This Street is always swarmed with visitors who come from every nook and corner of the globe.
Tour Market Square Museums – The Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House and The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum are the three top museums in Alexandria that are located within the radius of a single block.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum – The Gadsby’s Tavern Museum takes travelers back to the 18th – century tavern and hotel where notable ancient people have lived at some part of their lives. Through programs, tours and special events, you can explore the yester years with its architecture, enhancing arts, common customs, food, and lifestyle of this beautiful era of America’s history. Explore Alexandria’s first five-star hotel which dates back to the 18th century! This museum is home to two notable buildings- ‘The 1785 Tavern’ and ‘The 1792 City Hotel’. John Wise constructed both the buildings but they were also kept up and running by tavern-keeper-John Gadsby, after whom this museum has been named.
Carlyle House – Explore an eighteenth-century mansion and its surrounding picturesque Gardens in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. John Carlyle, a rich merchant, and the founder of Alexandria finished building this sophisticated stone building in 1753. Today, Carlyle House is one of the finest American specimens depicting Georgian architecture.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum – This stunning museum houses an extensive collection of herbal botanicals, hand-made glass, and medical equipments. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is also home to the remarkable collection of archival materials, including letters, diaries, and journals, prescription and formula books, records, orders, and invoices. The names of some noted people who were possible customers, as per the records here, are: - E. Lee, Nelly Custis, and Martha Washington.
Old Town Farmers' Market – The Old Town Farmers Market in the City Hall’s Market-Square is held every Saturday morning throughout the year, and has been a tradition for more than 260 years. The Old Town Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmer market in the United States of America and is uninterruptedly held at the same site. Here the visitors can buy a souvenirs, relish a sumptuous breakfast and interact with the locals. George Washington vended his food products in this very market!
Getting Around in the City
Other Popular Cities to Visit
- Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore, MD
- Philadelphia, PA
- Norfolk, VA
- Chesapeake, VA
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