So apart from the fact that Alexandria town is just like a mini London, the heartiness and effortless beauty is what makes this place so quirky and special. Very colonial and reminiscent of England, very much like home.
Only a short distance away from DC, this little town is worth visiting if only just to take a stroll. My husband Jason is originally from Rhode Island, where the buildings are also very colonial so this was like home for both of us. We’re not massive fans of the cold, but it is nice to get away and experience it every so often.
Situated next to the Potomac River, you’re able to explore the waterway by boat, or just stay on land. There are many bars to choose from and small boutique stores. We even went in a really cute Christmas store that had two floors of decorations. If you love Christmas; this is your heaven because it is open all year round. Yes, all year!!
Everywhere seems to be a photo opportunity here. The red bricks line the streets and no matter what time of the year you visit; the trees bounce in colour contrast to the architecture.
With so much art and history to see; you definitely need a day so casually mark this town off your list. We unfortunately only had an afternoon so we took to the walking route, and ended up getting lost!
Upon our travels we found a wonderful boutique called Om Tibert that sold jewellery and eastern culture items like singing bowls, prayer flags and more. The man who owned the store was absolutely lovely and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Definitely worth a visit.
Short and sweet for now. Hopefully you enjoyed this quick read of our travels to Alexandria, VA in November of 2017. It is a place that surely did stick in my mind and one place I look forward to visiting again in the near future. Hope you do too. Share your travels with me when you do!!