Guidebook for Alexandria

David
Guidebook for Alexandria

Food Scene

There are plenty of great spots to eat and drink in the nearby neighborhood - I've listed some of my favorites here.
Best breakfast sandwiches in Alexandria and a local favorite - Lori cooks them up herself while you wait. The Princess breakfast sandwich is my staple. Let Lori know I sent you!
Lori's Table
1028 King St
Best breakfast sandwiches in Alexandria and a local favorite - Lori cooks them up herself while you wait. The Princess breakfast sandwich is my staple. Let Lori know I sent you!
Come for oysters and a beer at happy hour. They have an outdoor patio in back!
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Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King Street
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Come for oysters and a beer at happy hour. They have an outdoor patio in back!
Established in 1932, this neighborhood hang-out is an iconic symbol in Old Town. The Majestic is an excellent place for brunch, dinner or a late night cocktail at the bar.
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The Majestic
911 King Street
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Established in 1932, this neighborhood hang-out is an iconic symbol in Old Town. The Majestic is an excellent place for brunch, dinner or a late night cocktail at the bar.
Family run Japanese restaurant with unique pre-fixed menu that changes nightly - I highly recommend! This place is ideal for those who want a unique dining experience and are open to new flavors - let the server guide you.
Nasime Japanese Restaurant
1209 King St
Family run Japanese restaurant with unique pre-fixed menu that changes nightly - I highly recommend! This place is ideal for those who want a unique dining experience and are open to new flavors - let the server guide you.
This local favorite serves up delicious seasonal bites, paired with an excellent array of wines and cheeses. It's ideal for lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack or drink. This is an ideal restaurant for solo travelers, dine at the bar and the staff will make you feel right at home. The menu is always changing, but don't miss the BLT if it is available.
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La Fromagerie Cheese and Wine Bistro
1222 King Street
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This local favorite serves up delicious seasonal bites, paired with an excellent array of wines and cheeses. It's ideal for lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack or drink. This is an ideal restaurant for solo travelers, dine at the bar and the staff will make you feel right at home. The menu is always changing, but don't miss the BLT if it is available.
Home made Ice Cream while you wait! How can you go wrong?
Nicecream
726 King St
Home made Ice Cream while you wait! How can you go wrong?
If you are in the mood for a great burger, Virtue Feed & Grain is the place for you. It is a great stop for lunch while exploring sights along the waterfront.
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Virtue Feed & Grain
106 S Union St
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If you are in the mood for a great burger, Virtue Feed & Grain is the place for you. It is a great stop for lunch while exploring sights along the waterfront.
For delicious fresh squeezed juices, fruit bowls and healthy fare in a casual modern setting, this is your spot. It is ideal for a light breakfast, lunch or healthy afternoon snack.
Toastique
1605 King St
For delicious fresh squeezed juices, fruit bowls and healthy fare in a casual modern setting, this is your spot. It is ideal for a light breakfast, lunch or healthy afternoon snack.
Fun local spot for tasty tacos.
CHOP SHOP TACO
1008 Madison St
Fun local spot for tasty tacos.
If you are looking for delicious ice cream on a warm afternoon or evening, Jeni's is your spot.
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
102 South Patrick Street
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If you are looking for delicious ice cream on a warm afternoon or evening, Jeni's is your spot.
Vibrant local beer garden with tasty dishes and nice outdoor courtyard.
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Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden
1106 King Street
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Vibrant local beer garden with tasty dishes and nice outdoor courtyard.
Mom and Pop gelato shop with tasty flavors and small patio.
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato
111 S Payne St
Mom and Pop gelato shop with tasty flavors and small patio.
Rustic French restaurant that is a favorite among long-time locals.
Le Refuge Restaurant
127 North Washington Street
Rustic French restaurant that is a favorite among long-time locals.
Great spot to satisfy your sweet tooth with gourmet frozen custard and other desserts in a historic ice house located steps from King Street.
Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
150 American Way
Great spot to satisfy your sweet tooth with gourmet frozen custard and other desserts in a historic ice house located steps from King Street.
Le Vintage - The Old Town Wine Shop
1218 King Street

Arts & Culture

Eclectic artist studios in a rehabilitated Torpedo Factory.
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
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Eclectic artist studios in a rehabilitated Torpedo Factory.
This preserved Apothecary turned museum is an easy visit, especially with kids.
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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 S Fairfax St
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This preserved Apothecary turned museum is an easy visit, especially with kids.
If you want to learn about Alexandria's history, The Lyceum is the place for you. While the exhibits are relatively small, the Neo classical building and performance hall are worth checking out. Be sure to check their performance schedule!
The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
201 S Washington St
If you want to learn about Alexandria's history, The Lyceum is the place for you. While the exhibits are relatively small, the Neo classical building and performance hall are worth checking out. Be sure to check their performance schedule!
Historic landmark church attended by George Washington.
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Christ Church
118 North Washington Street
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Historic landmark church attended by George Washington.

Essentials

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Whole Foods Market
1700 Duke Street
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Basic Pharmacy nearby
CVS Pharmacy
1680 Duke St
Basic Pharmacy nearby
Easy access convenience store and sandwich shop with the basic essentials. They have limited hours, but are located just around the corner.
Deli News & More
1406 King St
Easy access convenience store and sandwich shop with the basic essentials. They have limited hours, but are located just around the corner.
Nobody likes to get sick, especially while on vacation. For 24/7 concierge style medical service, contact Belleview Medical Partners, located right next door. Dr. Sinha is personable, knowledgable, and best of all, he will come to you! The rates are surprisingly affordable, and will save you the time of sitting in a hospital waiting room while on your trip: www.belleviewmedical.com/#contact *For medical emergencies, dial 911.
Belleview Medical Partners
113 S West St
Nobody likes to get sick, especially while on vacation. For 24/7 concierge style medical service, contact Belleview Medical Partners, located right next door. Dr. Sinha is personable, knowledgable, and best of all, he will come to you! The rates are surprisingly affordable, and will save you the time of sitting in a hospital waiting room while on your trip: www.belleviewmedical.com/#contact *For medical emergencies, dial 911.
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Balducci's Food Lovers Market
600 Franklin Street
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Sightseeing

Visit George Washington’s historic Home and Grounds
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Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
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Visit George Washington’s historic Home and Grounds
This neoclassical shrine at the top of King St. is a local landmark that houses an ornate hall, museum and observation deck.
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
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This neoclassical shrine at the top of King St. is a local landmark that houses an ornate hall, museum and observation deck.
This fun little museum is a historic firehouse that displays antique fire equipment. It's a great stop for families with little ones.
Friendship Firehouse
107 S Alfred St
This fun little museum is a historic firehouse that displays antique fire equipment. It's a great stop for families with little ones.

Shopping

If you are a fan of mid-century home goods and unique finds, Acme is worth checking out!
Acme Mid-Century + Modern
1218 King St
If you are a fan of mid-century home goods and unique finds, Acme is worth checking out!
Very cool local knitting and crochet store with outdoor seating and vibrant interior.
fibre space
1319 Prince St
Very cool local knitting and crochet store with outdoor seating and vibrant interior.

Fitness and Outdoors

If you are in need of a lap swim during your stay, Old Town Pool is nothing fancy, but conveniently located near the home.
Old Town Pool
1609 Cameron Street
If you are in need of a lap swim during your stay, Old Town Pool is nothing fancy, but conveniently located near the home.
Historic group of cemeteries that is a nice spot for a quiet walk or jogging trail nearby.
Alexandria National Cemetery
1450 Wilkes Street
Historic group of cemeteries that is a nice spot for a quiet walk or jogging trail nearby.
Charming and historic pedestrian path that will take you to the waterfront via Windmill Hill Park. This is a unique path for those that like to explore on foot or bicycle.
Wilkes Tunnel
398 Wilkes Street
Charming and historic pedestrian path that will take you to the waterfront via Windmill Hill Park. This is a unique path for those that like to explore on foot or bicycle.
Convenient 24 hour gym steps from the home.
Snap Fitness Alexandria (Old Town)
1315 King Street
Convenient 24 hour gym steps from the home.
Great local chain for running shoes and apparel with helpful staff.
Pacers Running
1301 King St
Great local chain for running shoes and apparel with helpful staff.

Cafes and Coffee Shops

Great family run coffee shop specializing in Panamanian brews and steps from the home.
Via Volcan Coffee
110 South West Street
Great family run coffee shop specializing in Panamanian brews and steps from the home.
Great local coffee spot. Try their tasty empanadas and quiches!
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ESP Tea & Coffee
1012 King Street
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Great local coffee spot. Try their tasty empanadas and quiches!
Great local coffee shop.
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Misha's
102 South Patrick Street
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Great local coffee shop.