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Day Trip To Mount Vernon From Washington DC
"On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home and home town of George Washington. Mount Vernon across the Potomac River in Virginia is a living museum of the life and times of the first President of the United States of America.Tour Washington’s famed mansion visit the plantation outbuildings where re-enactors keep colonial ways alive stroll through Martha Washington’s beautiful gardens
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Day Trip To Mount Vernon From Washington DC
"On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home and home town of George Washington. Mount Vernon across the Potomac River in Virginia is a living museum of the life and times of the first President of the United States of America.Tour Washington’s famed mansion visit the plantation outbuildings where re-enactors keep colonial ways alive stroll through Martha Washington’s beautiful gardens
From $53.00
 
Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
"So you want to visit Washington DC but you have your own ideas about where you want to go the date and time of day and you don't want to wait for others to get on and off the bus. This is the tour for you! Our private tour guides will take you around our great city sharing their stories and unlimited knowledge of our capital's history. Our 4-hour tours are available in the morning afternoon and evening as the city transforms under the lights. Our professional drivers take the hassle out of navigating through Washington
From $95.00

More Transportation in Alexandria

Parking is Prime!!

Like most very old historical cities, the parking is prime. So you need to know where you can park. There are some that vary from $5.00 to $12.00 (ouch) or metered parking. You may get lucky parking...
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Yaqui
Aug 14, 2011

Free Trolley Ride

The Kings Street Trolley seems like an institution. It's been around for ever it seems, but it hasn't. It's debut was in 2008. It's a great way to get around Old Town and it takes you to the King...
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zanzooni
Apr 04, 2011

The Metro - King Street & Braddock Road Stations

The DC Metro is a good way to get to and from Old Town Alexandria. There are three stops around Old Town: King Street Station, Braddock Road Station, and Eisenhower Station. King Street Station is at...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Reagan National Airport - Arlington, VA

While I usually fly into gigantic Dulles Airport in Washington DC, I have occasionally been lucky enough to book a flight through cozy little Reagan National Airport nestled snugly on the banks of the...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

METRO RAIL / BUS

Metro is the best way to get around the area. The Metro (subway, underground, light-rail etc) is very efficient, clean and generally safe. It goes to most of the big tourist sites and gets you close...
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KnotH3ad
Apr 04, 2011

Driving

We were visiting my sister in D.C. so we drove to Alexandria to spent the night and see the sights of the town. It was a relatively easy drive about 15 minutes from her house to the hotel.Parking at...
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cjg1
Jun 06, 2010
 
 
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Alexandria Trolley

Aptly named the King Street Trolley, this free ride runs up and down King Street taking business people and tourists alike. There is traffic on King Street but it's fun to hop on and it's also a much...
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msbrandysue
Mar 04, 2010

Four Mile Run Trail - Alexandria to Shirlington

This series of trails runs in Arlington and Alexandria along both sides of Four Mile Run. The parallel trails start in Crystal City (Arlington) and Potomac Yard (Alexandria) and run about two miles to...
Ewingjr98
Jun 24, 2009

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

The original Woodrow Wilson Bridge was completed in 1961. This bridge, just over a mile long, carried six lanes and had a drawbridge in the middle. Due to the relatively low height of the bridge, the...
Ewingjr98
Jun 22, 2009

Parking in Old Town

On summer Saturdays in particular, the crowds pour into Alexandria, and parking can be tough. Four visitors, almost all areas in town have two or three hour parking limits. If you park within a block...
Ewingjr98
May 13, 2009

The Yellow Line

The Washington Metro's Yellow Line goes directly to Alexandria' King St, which is the main drag of Old Town. King St Metro Station is only a few stops past Reagan National Airport, and not far from...
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Tom_Fields
Mar 09, 2009

King Street Trolley -- Old Town Alexandria

The King Street Trolley is a free and convenient way to get up and down King Street between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River 17 blocks away. The old-looking black and red trolley...
Ewingjr98
Mar 06, 2009

Walk Around and Discover Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is a great place to walk around. There are lots of shops and restuarants as well as some beautiful old architecture. So wander around, do some shopping, check outsome fabulous...
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cjg1
Mar 03, 2009

Driving Around Alexandria

The Capital Beltway is one of the most famous roads in the country, particularly for those who are interested in politics. The Beltway is also one of the most infamous roads in the DC-Northern...
Ewingjr98
Jan 05, 2009

Top Hotels in Alexandria

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1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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4800 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302, United States
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480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22311, United States
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1456 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States
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Things to Do Near Alexandria

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Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin

On a warm September morning,I walked all around the Tidal Basin(about 2 miles) and I appreciated the special monuments along the way.i enjoyed the reflection of the Washington Monument in the Tidal...
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

First begun by a Civil War veteran, this was a commercial attraction for many years. The US National Park Service acquired it in 1938. It is now the only national park devoted solely to aquatic...
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FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

This memorial (which we visited late in the day) has sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. . Each of the four "rooms" representing Roosevelt's respective terms in...
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Arlington National Cemetery

It was a hot day in DC so we just hit the highlights - saw the changing of the guard and FJK's grave. If we had had waited a bit longer we could have heard a 21 cannon salute, since this is still an...
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Bureau of Engraving & Printing

This is the real money factory! The place where people that work here can hold in their hands millions of dollars every day but when they go back at home they have to check the bills at the door and...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial

This is a really well done memorial .. very touching and impressive. My pics didn't do it justice. I would like to go back someday and have the opportunity to do a much better job with my new much...
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Top 5 Alexandria Writers

Ewingjr98

"Alexandria, once part of Washington, now almost DC"
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Yaqui

"Alexandria"
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b1bob

"b1bob passes frequently through Alexandria, VA"
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zanzooni

"Hello, Welcome to Old Town Alexandria"
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807Wheaton

"A visit to Alexandria Old Town"
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