The City of Alexandria, VA
Alexandria is a popular city in the state of Virginia with a total of 150,006 residents living there. Alexandria is ranked as the sixth most populated city in Virginia and the 145th most populated city in the United States. The largest nearby city to Alexandria is Washington, approximately 11 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Alexandria, including Chicken Out Rotissierie, Maggiemoo's Ice Cream Treatery, McDonald's, Golden Dragon Resteraunt and Neighbors Gourmet Delicatessen. For a larger selection of Alexandria restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Alexandria Museums, Golf Courses and/or Botanical Gardens, including the Ball-Sellers House, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Carlyle House. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Alexandria please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 5 airports are located in or near Alexandria:
- Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
- College Park Airport (CGS)
- Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ)
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- Washington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD)
Alexandria, Virginia Climate and WeatherIn the month of October, Alexandria experiences an average high temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in October are usually about 45 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.48 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Alexandria with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 47 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Alexandria to receive an average of 3.3 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.18 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -11 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Alexandria should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees, and nighttime lows of 44.
Alexandria, Virginia Attractions
11st Mariner Arena - , Baltimore,
1st Mariner Arena is an arena that is situated in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2003, it was renamed by 1st Mariner Bank, which purchased naming rights to the arena for 10 years. It was reported that 1st Mariner Bank will need to pay the city $75,000 for the next ten years to keep the naming rights to the complex. 1st Mariner Bank Arena is located about a block away from the Baltimore Convention Center on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hopkins Place; it is also only a short distance from the Inner Harbor.
2African American Civil War Memorial Museum - Washington,
The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, a 9-foot bronze statue by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 1993 and completed in 1997.
3Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course - Sterling,
The Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Loudoun County Virginia. Built in 1962, this Sterling course designed by Ed Ault is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 703-450-4655. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165
4American University Museum - Washington,
The American University Museum is a museum that is situated in the Katzen Arts Center at the American University in Washington, DC. It is a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum’s permanent collection highlights the holdings of the Katzen and Watkins collection.
5American Visionary Art Museum - , Baltimore,
The American Visionary Art Museum is an art museum that is situated in the Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore, Maryland. The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the condition that its organizers would clean up residual pollution from a copper paint factory and a whiskey warehouse that formerly occupied the site. It has been designated by Congress as America's national museum for self-taught art.
6Anacostia Museum - Washington,
The Anacostia Community Museum is a Smithsonian Institution museum in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., opened in 1967. Its focus is the national history and culture of African Americans, for presentation to scholars and to all visitors—domestic and international.
7Anderson House - Washington,
The Society of the Cincinnati is a historical organization with branches in the US and France founded in 1783 to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the Revolutionary War officers and to pressure the government to honor pledges it had made to officers who fought for American independence. Now in its third century, the Society is a nonprofit historical, diplomatic, and educational organization that promotes public interest in the American Revolution through its library and museum collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and other activities.
8Anne Arundel County Free School - , Davidsonville,
Anne Arundel County Free School is a historic school building at Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The first Free School of Anne Arrundell County was established by an Act of the General Assembly of colonial Maryland in 1723. It was built somewhere between its contractual date of 1724 and 1746 when it was under full operation with John Wilmot as schoolmaster. The existing abandoned building is 49' x 18', and consists of six rooms on two floors.
9Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial - Arlington,
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, which is also referred to as the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia in the US and was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River, directly across from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home.
10Art Museum of the Americas - Washington,
The Art Museum of the Americas is an art museum that is situated in Washington, D.C., primarily devoted to exhibiting works of modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. The museum was formally established in 1976 by the Organization of American States. Artists represented in the AMA's permanent collection include Candido Portinari, Pedro Figari, Fernando de Szyszlo, Amelia Pelaez and Alejandro Obregon.
Alexandria, Virginia Hotels
2Courtyard By Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South
4641 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
3Homewood Suites By Hilton Alexandria / Pentagon South
4850 Leesburg Pike
Alexandria, VA 22302
10Extended Stay America - Alexandria - Eisenhower Ave.
200 Bluestone Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
Alexandria, Virginia Restaurants
This is a list of Alexandria Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers. Happy Dining!
Published September 6, 2011
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Published December 9, 2010
There museums and attractions galore to take the kids in the DC area from the International Spy Museum to the historical the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
Published December 9, 2010
The Smithsonian in Washington DC is the world's single largest museum complex, with nineteen museums, the zoo, and a variety of research facilities under its umbrella.