Check out Alexandria, Virginia in your RV Rental from RVShare.com. It’s nearby location to the nation’s capital make this city the perfect home base for any RVer that wants to explore DC, but it’s also an amazing getaway in its own right.
First settled in 1695, the city retains its colonial spirit, with cobblestone streets and historic buildings in the Old Town, Gadsby’s Tavern, a restaurant serving food since 1770, and centers of learning like the Black History Museum and more. So, whether you’re planning a getaway, family vacation, or are organizing an important meeting or group event, consider making Alexandria the destination for your next RV adventure.
A trip to Alexandria can be as relaxed as it can be unforgettable. It’s all depends on the experience that you want to have because, whatever your interests, Alexandria has an attraction for you. Check out just three of the many places that you can experience when you visit.
Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Here you will find artwork in a wide variety of media including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. The artists invite visitors to join them in their studios. Learn about what inspires them, ask about the creative processes, and purchase original work for your own collection.
Take some time and check out what they have to offer:
• 82 artists’ studios
• 6 galleries
• 2 workshops
• Alexandria Archaeology Museum
• Bread & Chocolate cafe
You can even sign up for an art class with The Art League School. The Art Center is definitely worth a visit when you vacation in Alexandria.
Old Town is the heart of the city and is located on the scenic Potomac River waterfront. This beautifully preserved historic district is George Washington’s adopted hometown and has a foodie-friendly vibe full of palate pleasing dishes that is loved by its many visitors. But that’s not all—The Old Town Boutique District is famous for its high-end clothing and stylish steals. In fact, it was hailed by The Wall Street Journal for having some of the best stores and galleries in the area. Whether you would like to try new foods, shop for the latest fashions, or simply bask in the beauty of this historical district and waterfront, Old Town has something for everyone.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and was in operation from 1805 until 1933. It represents one of Alexandria’s oldest continuously run businesses that combined retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing. The museum boasts a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, and medical equipment, much still in its original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in these documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis and Robert E. Lee.
When RVing, it is essential that you find a quality campground to use as a home base while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Alexandria. To this end, we have supplied you with three campgrounds that are sure to fit the bill.
As the closest RV park and campground to Washington, D.C., Cherry Hill Park is the perfect place to stay while camping and exploring our nation’s capital. Come visit and have a Monumental Experience! Transportation into the city is available from the campground multiple times daily, in order to fit your vacation schedule. And when you return from a fun day of touring, relax and take advantage of our two swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, and other amenities.
• Pet Friendly
• 350 Available spaces
• 30/50 Amp service
• Game Room
• Heated Pool
• Planned Activities
• Rec Hall
• Cable TV
• Fire Rings
• Pet Services
• Self-Service RV Wash
Prince William Forest Park is an oasis of natural beauty and human history located only 35 miles south of Washington, DC. Because it is a unit of the National Park System, you are able to fully immerse yourself in nature and explore the 37 miles of hiking trails, 21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads that crisscross this 15,000-acre Piedmont forest.
• Pet friendly
• 72 available spaces
• 30 amp service
• Outdoor Games
• Planned Activities
This family owned campground has been in operation for almost 40 years and is centrally located to Six Flags, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. It offers a number of amenities that will be sure to please all of your loved ones; this includes the ones with four legs. So if you’re looking for a campground in Maryland with plenty for the family to do, look no further!
• Pet Friendly
• 219 Total spaces
• Pets Welcome
• 30/50 Amp service
• Wading Pool
• Fire Rings
• Guest Services
No matter the season, Alexandrians know how to celebrate. Throughout the year, a host of events take place in the city, celebrating holidays, historical figures and the artistic scene Alexandria is renowned for. From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theater, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria’s award-winning culture never stops buzzing. To get a better idea of what they have to offer, check out some of the following events.
A festival that you won’t want to miss is the annual two-day King Street Art Festival that takes place in the fall and the city transforms its historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery. Festival booths line King Street between Washington and Union streets, featuring over six blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad.
At this community festival, art enthusiasts can peruse spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more; providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work. In addition, there are a variety of local activities and performances throughout the weekend that include live music and a number of hands-on activities.
Alexandria doesn’t just attract visitors in search of an incredible getaway; it also draws in musicians, both locally known names and chart-toppers who are seeking to share their craft with lively audiences at music venues, restaurants and historic sites. For example, the Legendary Birchmere Music Hall has housed top musicians Johnny Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Ray Charles, as well as many other artists on their journey to fame.
Another option is the Grille at Morrison House where enthusiastic crowds swoon to live piano tunes as they dine on classic American bites. This venue gives new meaning to the phrase, “dinner and a show.”
Whether you would like to expand your culinary palate, watch artists at work, or catch a live performance from your favorite musician, Alexandria abounds with many opportunities for you to try something new. Hopefully, the above list has provided you with some inspiration so that you have fun exploring this fun city. Hop in your RV from RVshare.com and have fun exploring what beautiful Alexandria has to offer.
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