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What Should We Do in Alexandria?

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What Should We Do in Alexandria?

For our DC trip, we will be staying in Old Town Alexandria. Are there any things we should see or places we should eat in Alexandria? After putting our schedule together, I find we have planned everything in DC every day and haven't actually planned any time for Alexandria.

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1. Re: What Should We Do in Alexandria?

There is lots to do, and eat, and drink, in Alexandria, Virginia. http://www.visitalexandriava.com/

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Old Town Alexandria is a wonderfully preserved collection of neighborhoods of colonial and 19th century architecture.

There are tons of shops/restaurants and a number of historic sites.

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Robert E Lee and George Washington attended Christ's Church in Alexandria. Also, Gadsby's (?) was a gathering place of early patriots. There is a Visitor Bureau in Alexandria where you can get a free parking pass.


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I just returned from 5 days in Old Town Alexandria. I agree Christ's Church is worth the visit, we also enjoyed walking the streets and admiring the architecture and people watching. King Street has many shops and restaurants and leads directly to the waterfront. We found it relaxing to walk or sit and enjoy the water and watch the boats. A variety of musicians just set up and play. WE also took the water taxi to National Harbor and Georgetown from Alexandria,

For breakfast, we ate at La Madeline's almost every morning. A cute French Cafe with a variety of choices, healthy to the no-so-healthy, all reasonably priced, Located on the corner of King and Pitt, directly across the street from Hotel Monaco. We also had good meals at the Warehouse and Il Porto, both on King street. Had a good burger at an Irish Pub- O"Connells or O'Donnell.

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