Picture yourself walking along the same cobblestone streets as did George Washington over 200 years ago, appreciating the significance of the numerous historical buildings, or visiting beautiful and stately Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. This is part of the experience of a visit to Alexandria, Virginia, a truly American city.
Located just minutes from the Nation's capitol, Alexandria is steeped in history and culture and offers a wide variety of things to do. Possibilities range from visiting George Washington's home to dining on the lovely Potomac River. Over one million people visit Alexandria each year to see and experience its history and charm. Daily offerings include dining in Colonial taverns, shopping in the specialty shops of Old Town, taking a walking tour of the city's historic sites and homes or a boat ride along the waterfront. It's all here to be found for visitors to Alexandria.