Alexandria is known as ''The Fun Side of the Potomac''.
Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, Alexandria won this ranking for its eclectic cityscape comprising of its cobblestone streets, colonial-era architecture and modern shopping centers to indulge in both old and new on one's stay.
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In fact, Alexandria can outstrip any of Virginia's cities by its architecture. Its historic district treasures more than 2,000 buildings dating back to the 18thcentury and also houses the popular Gadsby's Tavern. The tavern's doorstep was crossed by George Washington, American first president.
Away from politics, you should pay a visit to the homes of the famous like Robert E. Lee, the commanding general of the American army or you may also worship at the steps of the unique Christ Church.
Other attractions include;
Cameron Street, a home to George Washington's house and office
Captains Row and Gentry Row, lined with the oldest residences in the city
Christ Church Alexandria, the first church ever constructed in the city
Brought to life in 1749 by tobacco merchants, Alexandria still has some tobacco plantations on the river's banks. With time it has evolved into a bustling city concerning more than trade, but politicking and social activities.
As a prosperous city, Alexandria goes beyond its developed infrastructure toward such once in a lifetime experiences such as the water taxi that starts from the waterfront at the end of King Street or Big Wheel Bikes at the Old Town. In addition, the city was ranked the "Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities" by AmericanStyle magazine - that places Alexandria at the top of travel list as a destination for artistic inspirations. Due to this it offers a host of arts organizations like Torpedo Factory Art Center and Del Ray Artisans.
Along with cultural Alexandria goes the Duke Street business district that is more difficult to negotiate than the rest of the city. Packed with traffic and office blocks, this is a place of little interest for leisure tourists.
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