Today I wanted to take you on a trip around one of the historic areas in the DC metro area- Old Towne Alexandria, VA. If you are ever in the DC metro area you must visit the area.
Old Town is best traveled by foot. You can park your car at any of the public parking lots or arrive via metro right on King Street. King Street is the main strip where you will find most of the restaurants and antique shops, but don't be afraid to leave the beaten path to see some historic buildings and picturesque row homes.
I invites you on a short trip through one of my favorite historic areas in the DC metro area.
If you don't mind a boat ride, I'd suggest you catch a water taxi at the Alexandria marina and take a trip on the Potomac across to Georgetown.
If you prefer you can just relax on one of the benches by the Torpedo factory, watch the water and admire all the docked boats.
Between 1788-1792 this building was the Wise's Tavern, on April 16th 1789 George Washington was for the first time addressed as the President of the United States.
I love this courtyard. I like how the owners of the buildings preserved the cobble stones while making this place very inviting and unique. Do you have places like this where you live?
This little statue stands in front of the Alexandria Town Hall. Today there were children playing in the fountain and enjoying the beautiful day outside.
I just took a snapshot of the pretty iron gate. If you pay attention you will find beautiful detail on every street. I love finding little surprises like this sprinkled through the streets.
If you need a moment to sit and relax check out this little oasis right in the cities busy King Street intersection. It's a nice gateway place.
What about where you live? What are some of the places worth visiting What places would you recommend to visitors? Looking forward to hearing from you.
Labels: Alexandria, travel, trip, VA lifestyle