Take a Charter Bus Tour Around Alexandria's Top Tourist Attractions
Alexandria Remains to be One of the Country's Most Historical Cities
Alexandria, also formerly known as Belhaven and Huntin Creek Warehouse, is approximately 6 miles from Washington D.C.; hence, it is one of the country's most historical cities and shares almost as many historically-significant sites and attractions as Washington D.C. Lying off of Potomac River, there are also countless scenic parks, trails and recreation centers which are great for school outings, field trips, summer vacations, family holiday, corporate outings, or romantic getaways for couples. Whether it is shopping, cultural attractions or historical sites you are looking for in Alexandria, bringing the charter bus to Old Town is the right thing to do. Visitors will get to enjoy clusters of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, gift shops, retail outlets, art galleries and theaters.
Apart from Old Town, many of our charter bus rental customers in Virginia believe that there is much local charm in Alexandria's communities and they include Del Ray, The Berg, Rosemont, Eisenhower Valley and Parker-Gray, just to name a few. Attractions like Alexandria Presbyterian Church, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Alexandria's Christ Church and Gadsby's Tavern Museum are truly eye-openers for foreign tourists and visitors from out of town. If you are looking for a good venue to hold a wedding reception, birthday party, corporate function, exhibition, promotional tour, family vacation or other types of events in historical Alexandria, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous venues. And in the meantime, US Coachways would love to be your ground transportation provider with our large number of charter buses, mini buses, school buses, party buses, limousines and different makes and models of luxurious exotic vehicles. Give us a call to find out more about our promotional packages.
Things to do in Alexandria, VA
While Alexandria boasts of quality historical sites, landmarks and homes, there is more to the city that goes beyond history. Come explore countless art galleries, cultural centers, recreational parks and fun and kid-friendly points of interest. So, go ahead and learn more about them below.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — While there are, admittedly, countless entertainment centers in downtown Alexandria, two attractions left lasting impressions with some of our charter bus rental customers - Cameron Run Regional Park and Mystery Dinner Playhouse. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy batting cages, picnic areas, events pavilion and mini golf at Cameron Run Park or have a four-course dinner while watching a mystery theater with family and friends at Mystery Dinner Playhouse in Arlington, VA.
- Arts & Cultural — In a lot of ways, Alexandria is a haven for art lovers. A good place to start would be a visit to Athenaeum which is a historical building constructed in 1851 with Greek revival style architecture. Today, it is a part of Old Alexandria and is used as a gorgeous art gallery. Visitors will also get an inside look at what life was like during the country's Civil War era at The Lyceum with its interesting historical artifacts. Also a part of Old Alexandria is St. George Gallery of Alexandria which has organized group tours around its facility. Here, visitors are invited to explore jewelry, native African American artifacts, art, antiques, Ethiopian furniture as well as handcrafted accessories. Many would not hesitate to consider the Torpedo Factory Art Center a local hidden gem which is a must for visitors who love art and culture; it is located in a former US Navy Base in downtown Alexandria. You will also not be disappointed with The Birchmere which doubles up as a cool and unique event venue. As far as cultural entertainment is concerned, do not miss the chance to catch the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra in action or marvel as the amazing acoustics at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The Little Theater of Alexandria, in the meantime, is an intimate local theater featuring shows by incredible actors with professional caliber and capabilities.
- Restaurants & Shopping — Visit the Old Town Waterfront for a myriad of shops, quaint gift shops, restaurants, cafes and coffee houses. This way, you can do your shopping while enjoying the awesome waterfront views and it is a bonus that the walkways are great for romantic dates. For something affordable, visit The Twig Thrift Shop in Old Town Alexandria or head over to World Market for goodies imported from all around the world which includes decorative items, wine and furniture. The best place to find antiques, however, is at The Antique Guild where you can find anything from antique earrings to fun gifts. Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria is a non-profit chain store with goods imported from all around the world, especially artistic items while The Spice and Tea Exchange has many unique products which would make excellent souvenirs. When hunger hits you, you can grab a quick burger from Smashburger on Dow Avenue, a donut and a cup of coffee from Sugar Shack Donuts, try some Indian delicacies at Namaste on Rose Hill Drive, sample some Mediterranean cuisine from Balkan Grill or dig into Carna Asada from La Mexican Bakery and Taqueria. Looking for something exotic? Take the charter bus to Pho Factory which is located at Little River Turnpike in downtown Alexandria instead.
- Historic Sites & Landmarks — Some would argue that the number of historical landmarks and museums in Alexandria rivals that of Washington D.C....and they would have a point! Alexandria is truly a haven for history lovers. When it comes to religious buildings, one would have to grab the chance to visit Alexandria's Christ Church where George Washington and General Lee both worshiped at when they were alive. This public church has a unique labyrinth and a gorgeous hall. Other historical churches to check out are Alfred Street Baptist Church which some have called the highlight of their trip and you should consider checking out the historical Old Presbyterian Meeting House which is an active church. Alexandria Presbyterian Church is an Episcopal church which offers guided tours all year round with historical exhibits and art pieces throughout the attraction. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will give you an insight into the history of the region's pharmaceutical industry, especially if you take the guided tour while the Old Town Carlyle House presents visitors with rich American history. You can also take a slow, languid and educational walk about George Washington Masonic National Museum which serves as a piece of American history dedicated to George Washington and Alexandria National Cemetery has well-maintained exhibits located all around it and nice hiking trail for people to enjoy. You can also organize field trips out to historical museums like Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Woodlawn Plantation, the colonial period home of Pope-Leighey House, the iconic tourist attraction Jones Point Lighthouse, George Washington's other home in Alexandria - River Farm or the awe-inspiring Freedom House Museum.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities —There are some obvious favorites when it comes to outdoor attractions in Alexandria. Some prefer a languid stroll along the raised wooden walkways at Huntley Meadows Park which takes guests through some gorgeous wetlands and nature center while those with kids may prefer the huge playgrounds at Fort Hunt Park where you can also find historical artifacts like gun turrets and ruins of the former fort cluttered around the park. Fort Ward Museum and Park will make an interesting attraction for foreign tourists and an educational outdoor experience for students and history lovers and in the meantime, whenever you need a relaxing place to have a picnic with your fellow travelers, there is always Cameron Run Regional Park. Let your hair down at the double-level playground at Windmill Hill Park and a waterfront scenic view for grownups. Fort Washington National Park is a 19th century historic fort used for military defense which was turned into a park with picnic spots and hiking trails; Mount Vernon Trail measures approximately 18 miles along the shoreline of Potomac River and Washington D.C. monuments; and the United States Botanic Garden is a must for those who love nature and rose gardens because there is a First Ladies water garden to learn about and an intimate jungle habitat where visitors can get up close and personal with some friendly local wildlife.
Renting a Charter Bus in Alexandria is as Easy as 1-2-3!
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