Virginia
Alexandria
Recommended
Alexandria The Essential
Recommended
Situated just a few miles down the Potomac River from the nation's capital of Washington DC, this enclave of historic homes and churches set along tree-shaded brick walks retains its colonial charm and an atmosphere of slow-paced Southern gentility. Historic Old Town carefully preserves its early American architectural heritage, and the waterfront area is graced with pretty parks. Restaurants and boutiques line King and Washington Streets. The visitor center at Ramsay House is a good place to begin your explorations; most of the historically noteworthy structures are located with an easy walk of the waterfront area.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alexandria
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
America's most visited historic estate,
90 minutes
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town, Alexandria traces its
90 minutes
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Art fans won't want to miss Alexandria's
90 minutes
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
This tavern is one of the most
90 minutes
Christ Church
Christ Church
Encircled by a high wall, the church
15 minutes
Woodlawn, Pope-Leighey House
Woodlawn, Pope-Leighey House
This small, L-shaped house built in a
15 minutes