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DC’s Original Old Town – A Perfect Home Base for Your Capital Region Vacation

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria delights travellers from around the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, experience a walkable mile recognised as one of the “Great Streets” of America with over 200 restaurants, boutiques, historic museums and a vibrant waterfront.

Explore historic sites like Gadsby’s Tavern Museum where the nation’s first president dined and drank, or hop on a bike or boat to his former estate at Mount Vernon, the most visited historic estate in the U.S. Dine and drink in historic buildings at chef-inspired restaurants frequented by U.S. presidents past and present. Sip on handcrafted cocktails at a speakeasy or catch live music in a pub.  Discover hidden treasures like the skinniest historic home in America and a 1700s apothecary and see working artists at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II munitions factory.  Boat, bike or Metrorail to DC, just minutes away.  Awarded a “Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017.” 

We recommend spending a couple of days in beautiful Alexandria, to follow is an itinerary of how to fill your time there.

Day One - Explore historic Old Town Alexandria’s picturesque streets and see why the city has earned a reputation for art, romance, cuisine, shopping and more.  Visit eight historic sites with a Key to the City, including the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, frequented by America’s first six presidents.

Hop on an Old Town Food Tour for local culture and cuisine then shop your way to the waterfront, visiting unique boutiques, trendy art galleries and the internationally-renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Enjoy dinner at a nationally-acclaimed restaurant or pub housed in an 18th-or 19th-century building such as The Majestic  or Vermillion, favorites of President Obama.

Day Two - Rent a bike or board a Potomac Riverboat cruise to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the nation’s most visited historic estate.  Spend hours touring the centuries-old gardens, interactive museums and authentic Distillery & Gristmill.

Back to Old Town, shop along the brick-lined streets in the region’s highest concentration of unique boutiques and American favorites like the Gap and Chico’s.

Enjoy happy hour with Virginia wines and locally-crafted beer by Port City Brewing Company.  Dine at locally-sourced seafood restaurants such as Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge or the Fish Market. After dinner, relax to local live music or a nationally-known artist at the Birchmere Music Hall

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