Authentic America – History, Food & Fun
Minutes from Washington, DC yet a World Away
On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria’s waterfront setting complements an energetic, cosmopolitan scene tucked into a beautifully preserved historic landscape. Referred to as “DC’s stylish older sister,” Alexandria is an intimate oasis for connoisseurs of fine food, shopping and a vibrant music and arts scene.
Locals and travellers venture down centuries-old streets, exploring George Washington’s old haunts like Gadsby’s Tavern, where the nation’s first president dined and drank, or hop on a bike or boat to his former estate at Mount Vernon, now filled with ephemera once sacred to some of America’s key players. Music pours from the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, while creativity bursts from the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, a former World War II munitions factory turned artist studios and galleries. From sips on handcrafted cocktails at speakeasy-style bar PX to glimpsing the illuminated monuments across the Potomac River, extraordinary experiences happen in Alexandria.
We recommend spending a couple of days in beautiful Alexandria, to follow is an itinerary of how to fill your time there.