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 N Kings Hwy
Closest and tasty Chinese takeout/delivery.
Coffee and dessert shop
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Voilà Pastry & Café
5908 N Kings Hwy
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Coffee and dessert shop
Close by Mediterranean take out
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Balkan Grill
5902 N Kings Hwy
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Close by Mediterranean take out
Close by latin restaurant. Walking distance. Good for dining in and take out. Great chicken soup!
El Pollo Peruano
Close by latin restaurant. Walking distance. Good for dining in and take out. Great chicken soup!
High end dining in Old Town Alexandria. The best dining experience around. $$$$ Recommend making reservation
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Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street
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High end dining in Old Town Alexandria. The best dining experience around. $$$$ Recommend making reservation
Great neighborhood coffee shop. Sells foods like quiches.
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St. Elmo's Coffee Pub
2300 Mt Vernon Ave
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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 Ln
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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
917 King St
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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 N Union St
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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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George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial 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 Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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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
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Walmart Supercenter
5929 Georgia Ave NW
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Groceries, pharmacy, electronics, household items, clothing, stationary, athletics/sports, etc. Open 24 hours. Walking distance from AirBnB
US Post Office, walking distance. Full service counter, and also drive and drop available.
United States Postal Service
5834C N Kings Hwy
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 St
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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
750 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
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Trader Joe's. Not really metro accessible. Has parking.
Giant grocery store. Not metro accessible. Take bus or car.
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Giant Food
3450 Washington Blvd
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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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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
2401 Smith Blvd
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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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Dulles International Airport
1 Saarinen Cir
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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
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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.
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Alexandria station
110 Callahan Dr
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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 station
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
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Planet Fitness
5001 Indian Head Hwy
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24 hour gym