The Most Beautiful Place in Washington D.C.

If there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s a charming, historic city. Providence is always tops on my list (and Charleston is tops on my to-visit list), but Alexandria, Virginia is way up there. It’s easy to get to – 10 minutes from Reagan airport and 15 from D.C. proper – but it feels a world away from all of that. I wrote about exploring Alexandria for Forbes, but here’s a preview of how gorgeous Old Town is.

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The city was incorporated in 1749, and most of the architecture dates back to that time, or is inspired by it. 
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The buildings on Queen Street even have open-flame gas streetlights.
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Market Square, in the heart of Old Town, is just steps away from the tavern where George Washington was first named president.
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Even the modern eateries, like Blackwall Hitch, feel very historic.
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The restaurant also has this amazing wall… so it’s not all 300 years old.

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