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The Best Things to Enjoy in Alexandria, Virginia


Tucked away just south of the nation's capital, Alexandria, Virginia, combines early American heritage with a keen appreciation for the arts as well as sophisticated dining and shopping.  Here are some of the top attractions:

George Washington Masonic Memorial

This memorial was constructed in the 1920s to honor the first president and is a museum as well as an example of stunning architecture. This is one of the top attractions in Alexandria, also serving as a community center, research center, library, concert hall and performing arts center. You can take a guided tour throughout the week at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 3pm.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

As one of the largest visual arts centers in the country, the Torpedo Factory Art Center comprises three floors of galleries, workshops and studios. This is also the location of the Art League School, and the Archaeology Museum.  Built during World War I as an ammunitions factory, the Torpedo Factory is located at 105 North Union Street and open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Birchmere Music Hall

Serving as an intimate dinner theater, this Music Hall offers a number of concerts throughout the year. It seats 500 guests and hosts performances ranging from jazz, rock, gospel, alternative and folk music.  Birchmere houses a full service kitchen serving all types of food, along with a fully stocked bar. Other attractions in Alexandria, Virginia include:

  • Tours of Old Town
  • Mount Vernon Trail
  • Festivals
  • Special events
  • Antiques and curio shopping
  • Fort Ward Museum and Park
  • The Grille at Morrison House
  • Hanks Oyster Bar
  • Cameron Run Regional Park
  • Ornonoco Bay Park
  • Huntley Meadows Park

With everything located largely within walking distance, Alexandria is an easy city to call home.

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