Guidebook for Alexandria

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Guidebook for Alexandria

Food Scene

Great waterfront location, farm to table menu, great decor, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria
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Virtue Feed & Grain
106 S Union St
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Great waterfront location, farm to table menu, great decor, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria
Great parks, dining and shopping scene. Accessible via King Street Metro, or less than 5 miles driving. Waterfront views. Great parks, walks, family and pet friendly. Lots of restaurants. Best bet is to walk up and down King Street for main attractions.
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Old Town
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Great parks, dining and shopping scene. Accessible via King Street Metro, or less than 5 miles driving. Waterfront views. Great parks, walks, family and pet friendly. Lots of restaurants. Best bet is to walk up and down King Street for main attractions.
Closest and tasty Chinese takeout/delivery.
New China Taste
5910 North Kings Highway
Closest and tasty Chinese takeout/delivery.
Coffee and dessert shop
Voilà Pastry & Café
5908 North Kings Highway
Coffee and dessert shop
Close by Mediterranean take out
Balkan Grill
5902 North Kings Highway
Close by Mediterranean take out
Close by latin restaurant. Walking distance. Good for dining in and take out. Great chicken soup!
El Pollo Peruano
5834 North Kings Highway
Close by latin restaurant. Walking distance. Good for dining in and take out. Great chicken soup!
Great neighborhood coffee shop. Sells foods like quiches.
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St. Elmo's Coffee Pub
2300 Mount Vernon Avenue
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Great neighborhood coffee shop. Sells foods like quiches.
Cupcakes, coffee, great location in terms of access to major roads (Route 1 and GW Parkway).
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Buzz Bakeshop
901 Slaters Lane
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Cupcakes, coffee, great location in terms of access to major roads (Route 1 and GW Parkway).
Iconic coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria. Great coffee and cookies.
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Misha's
102 South Patrick Street
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Iconic coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria. Great coffee and cookies.

Arts & Culture

Waterfront, local artists, historic landmark, gem of Old Town Alexandria
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
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Waterfront, local artists, historic landmark, gem of Old Town Alexandria
George Washington's home, scenic, historic, educational, great for families, great for dates, great to bike to
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Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
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George Washington's home, scenic, historic, educational, great for families, great for dates, great to bike to

Parks & Nature

Great views of airplanes landing and taking off at Reagan Airport (DCA). Picnic along the waterfront. Great views of Washington DC. Great for jogs and biking.
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Gravelly Point
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Great views of airplanes landing and taking off at Reagan Airport (DCA). Picnic along the waterfront. Great views of Washington DC. Great for jogs and biking.

Shopping

Largest shopping mall nearby. Nordstroms, Nordstrom Rack, Macy's, Microsoft Store, food court, etc.
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Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
1100 S Hayes St
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Largest shopping mall nearby. Nordstroms, Nordstrom Rack, Macy's, Microsoft Store, food court, etc.

Essentials

Groceries, pharmacy, electronics, household items, clothing, stationary, athletics/sports, etc. Open 24 hours. Walking distance from AirBnB
Walmart Supercenter
6303 Richmond Highway
Groceries, pharmacy, electronics, household items, clothing, stationary, athletics/sports, etc. Open 24 hours. Walking distance from AirBnB
Nearby seven-eleven. Please stay safe during night hours.
7-Eleven
2405 Fairhaven Ave
Nearby seven-eleven. Please stay safe during night hours.
US Post Office, walking distance. Full service counter, and also drive and drop available.
United States Postal Service
5834C North Kings Highway
US Post Office, walking distance. Full service counter, and also drive and drop available.
Whole Foods. Parking and accessible via metro (both Eisenhower and King Street stops are near by. May require a little walk)
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Whole Foods Market
1700 Duke Street
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Whole Foods. Parking and accessible via metro (both Eisenhower and King Street stops are near by. May require a little walk)
Trader Joe's. Not really metro accessible. Has parking.
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Trader Joe's
612 North Saint Asaph Street
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Trader Joe's. Not really metro accessible. Has parking.
Giant grocery store. Not metro accessible. Take bus or car.
Giant Food
6800 Richmond Highway
Giant grocery store. Not metro accessible. Take bus or car.

Getting Around

Closest airport, 6 miles. Accessible via metro, (same yellow line).
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Aeroporto Nazionale di Washington-Ronald Reagan
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Closest airport, 6 miles. Accessible via metro, (same yellow line).
Airport, about 40 minute drive. Not metro accessible. Can take taxi to close metro and commute via metro to Huntington Avenue, but will have to transfer trains. Best way to commute is via taxi, Uber (phone app), Lyft (phone app), or Super Shuttle.
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Aeroporto internazionale di Washington-Dulles
1 Saarinen Circle
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Airport, about 40 minute drive. Not metro accessible. Can take taxi to close metro and commute via metro to Huntington Avenue, but will have to transfer trains. Best way to commute is via taxi, Uber (phone app), Lyft (phone app), or Super Shuttle.
Train station - Amtrak, Marc train, etc. Metro also travels here.
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Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
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Train station - Amtrak, Marc train, etc. Metro also travels here.
Amtrak stop in Alexandria. Walk across the street to take Metro.
Alexandria
110 Callahan Drive
Amtrak stop in Alexandria. Walk across the street to take Metro.
0.4 mile walk, metro station. Access DC, MD, and VA. Parking available at station. Recommend walking to avoid parking fees.
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Huntington
2501 Huntington Ave
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0.4 mile walk, metro station. Access DC, MD, and VA. Parking available at station. Recommend walking to avoid parking fees.

Everything Else

24 hour gym
Planet Fitness
5960 Richmond Hwy
24 hour gym