If you're visiting the DC area, please make sure you take the time to visit the waterfront. There are so many vendors that set up during the spring and summer. Restaurants are pretty incredible. Alexandria makes it's best effort to do events that include locals and tourists alike. The Torpedo Factory is fun for the whole family, watching artists create their masterpieces. We really enjoy going down and seeing the guy with the parrots and the guy that does music out of crystal glasses. There is a balloon guy there that makes the kids all laugh.
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