Old Town Alexandria
My first blog about DC isn't even about DC -- technically. Old Town Alexandria, a beautiful, quaint little riverside town, full of cobble stoney goodness used to be part of DC and for many years was one of the busiest ports in the US. Alexandria was founded in 1749 and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. Paradoxically, it was home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large free-black community. But most famously it was home to George Washington himself.
Today it is a fun way to step back in time, shop, eat and more. It's a quick uber trip from Arlington or DC. Click the link below to learn more about what to see and do in Old Town: