Taking a vacation in Alexandria Virginia is a fun and exciting idea for anyone. There are attractions and activities for virtually anyone's taste. Alexandria offers historic wars and buildings, outdoor recreation, farmers markets, hometown parades and more.
For history buffs there is the Alexandria Black history resource Center which is rich with information about Black heritage. There is the Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism, George Washington Masonic national Memorial, George Washington River Farm (where you can see George Washington's home and furniture display), the old Presbyterian meetinghouse and more. The Lyceum is a Museum and a US Civil War site. Alexandria is rich in history and this shows in the countless museums that you can visit.
If you're looking to get away from history for a while you can visit the torpedo factory Art Center. This is a marketplace that has art collections, paintings and crafts. There is also the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra located in Alexandria West side and where you can enjoy classical music. The Antenaeum is in the Greek revival style and is an art gallery, which houses the Virginia fine arts Association. On Wolfe Street you can take in a musical, comedy or drama at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. To continue in the dramatic sense visit the MetroStage located on N. Royal St. in Alexandria, which produces plays by new as well as established playwrights.
If you are interested in learning about science then Alexandria has some options for you. The John Q. Adams Center on Prince Street has historic information and more on head and neck surgeries. if you're looking to scare yourself and want a thrill head on over to Historic Hauntings at 134 N. 4th St. in Alexandria. Or to enjoy some sun and outdoor activities visit Cameron Run Regional Park which also includes Great Waves Water park. For a different kind of dining experience try The West End Dinner Theater where you can watch a Broadway style production while eating a meal.