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Biking in Old TownBike and Roll Alexandria

One Wales Alley | 703.548.7655
Located at the corner of Wales Alley and The Strand in Old Town Alexandria, right next to the Free King Street Trolley stop at North Union Street.

  • Offers bike and equipment rentals, guided tours, and more.
    Take their guided tour to Mount Vernon, park your bike and ride the boat back to Alexandria!


Photo Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies AssociationMount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy | 703.780.2000
The home of George Washington and new interactive exhibits, hundreds of original artifacts, gardens and farm, 25 new galleries and theater experiences.

Explore his iconic mansion, gardens and farm, and see his final resting place. Plus: a working whiskey distillery, gristmill, blacksmith shop and galleries that

For a leisurely lunch dine at the Mount Vernon Inn or, for a quick bite, choose something to eat at the Mount Vernon Food Court.


Miss Christin at Mount VernonPotomac Riverboat Company

Alexandria City Marina | 0 Cameron Street
Sightseeing cruises and Water Taxi service between Alexandria and Gaylord/ National Harbor. Purchase tickets online or in-person.

Enjoy a trip to Mount Vernon by boat, Washington's Monuments by Water, Alexandria Seaport tours and more. Seasonal favorites include Canine Cruises and Pirate Cruises! Cruise from Alexandria to National Harbor for the afternoon.


Full view Ninas DandyDandy Restaurant Cruise Ships

Zero Prince Street | 703.683.6076
Lunch and dinner cruises throughout the year past the nation's majestic monuments. Enjoy fine dining and dancing aboard Nina's Dandy.

Designed to cruise under the dramatic low-arched stone bridges that span the Potomac River, Nina's Dandy sails the Potomac while sounds from the ebony grand piano fill your ears. Take in the beauty of a centuries-old center of commerce, as seen from the decks of merchant ships long ago. Watch as the Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials and Kennedy Center glide past your window as you dance and dine.

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