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Alexandria

Trip Planner USA  /  Virginia  /  Alexandria
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Things to do: museums, sightseeing, nightlife
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital. First settled in 1695 and one of the most historically rich towns in the D.C. metropolitan area, the city was George Washington's hometown. The brick-paved streets of Old Town showcase fine examples of early-American architecture complete with gas lamp-style streetlights. This area is also known for its trolley service, market, restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and several significant landmarks. There are plenty of other neighborhoods worth adding to your itinerary, such as the bustling waterfront, arty Del Rey, and diverse Arlandria. Find what you're looking for from your Alexandria holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States trip builder.
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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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