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Best of Alexandria Guide

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Alexandria
A short Metro ride from Washington DC, Alexandria, Virginia is the perfect escape from the fast-paced capital. First settled in 1695, the city retains its colonial spirit, with cobblestone streets and historic buildings in the Old Town, Gadsby's Tavern, a restaurant serving food since 1770, and centers of learning like the Black History Museum. For a more contemporary side of Alexandria, wander the streets of the stylish Del Ray neighborhood, where local artists operate boutiques and studios.

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Alexandria's Christ Church
Alexandria's Christ Church
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Old Town
Old Town
Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Historic Sites
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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Owner description: The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and... more Owner description: The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents left behind by this 141-year-old family business. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Old Town Waterfront
Old Town Waterfront
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Carlyle House
Carlyle House
Owner description: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and... more Owner description: A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of one man and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot. The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. (tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4). less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada
Ranked #1 of 691 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American
Dining options: Dinner
Namaste
Namaste
Ranked #2 of 691 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Hawwi Ethiopian Cafe
Hawwi Ethiopian Cafe
Ranked #3 of 691 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: African, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner
Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro
Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro
Ranked #4 of 691 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Lavender Moon Cupcakery
Lavender Moon Cupcakery
Ranked #5 of 691 Restaurants in Alexandria
Dining options: Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Holiday Inn Alexandria SW Eisenhower Ave
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Alexandria SW Eisenhower Ave
$76 - $109
Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Red Roof PLUS+ Washington, D.C. - Alexandria
2.0 of 5
Red Roof PLUS+ Washington, D.C. - Alexandria
$79 - $116
Ranked #27 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
$105 - $318
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Alexandria
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Alexandria
$135 - $290
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
$107 - $190
Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel
$154 - $328
Ranked #5 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
$168 - $353
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
$169 - $353
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Old Town
4.0 of 5
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
$133 - $310
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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