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Alexandria, VA

Did you know? Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, graduated from high school in Alexandria.

Overview of Alexandria

Alexandria is the seventh largest city in Virginia and the highest income city in the state. Alexandria is located 7 miles south of the nation's capital, Washington D.C. The historic area of Alexandria commonly referred to as "Old Town" is home to a number of vintage antique shops, theaters and restaurants. These antique areas are a major draw for tourists from all over the country.

Different Neighborhoods in Alexandria:

Check out some of the different neighborhoods Alexandria has to offer. Laid out in 1749, Old Town has become synonymous with historic townhouses, shops and restaurants. If you're looking for a more vintage feel, Old Town could be the perfect place for you. Del Ray is situated to the northeast of Old Town. It's home to the annual event Art on the Avenue, which draws thousands of people from both Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The area has been experiencing a lot of development and an influx of residents. Rosemont is full of historic buildings and architecture. Great schools and quality restaurants make Rosemont a great place to live.

Top Five Alexandria Adventures

  1. Explore George Washington's home and live a day in his life: George Washington's Mount Vernon hosts tours and is always heralded as one of the best things to do in Alexandria. Take a step inside history and explore how George Washington lived
  2. Spend the day at sea on one of Alexandria's many boat tours: Alexandria boat tours are a terrific way to see the city and the surrounding areas. Not only will you get a glimpse of the city, but you'll also see some of the Potomac River that may be difficult to see by car or foot.
  3. Explore the Torpedo Factory Art Center: Built in 1919 as a factory, Torpedo Factory Art Center is a haven for both modern art and historical treasures. Explore WWII-era torpedoes and take a tour of the former factory.
  4. Explore the historical Old Town: With a unique look and an enormous number of antique shops, Old Town offers a unique and fun look into history for the whole family.
  5. Take in some of the best local brewing around: Alexandria is known for its excellent craft beer and local breweries.