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Park the Car and Enjoy a Staycation in Alexandria, Virginia

Posted on Jul 22,2008
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 Alexandria, Va. (July 17, 2008)--With many free or low cost transportation options, visitors to Alexandria, Virginia, are quickly finding out how easy it is to park the car and get around during a summer staycation.  

 The new King Street Trolley is free and serves the main street in Old Town from the King Street Metro to the Potomac River waterfront.  Passengers can easily hop on and off to explore the more than 200 shops, boutiques, restaurants and attractions that line King Street and adjacent side streets.  Alexandria's new Water Taxi provides access to Mount Vernon, Georgetown and National Harbor/Gaylord National.   

 Getting to the museums and monuments of Washington, D.C., is easy from one of Alexandria's four stops in the Washington Metro system. Many of the shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels in historic Old Town are within walking distance.

 Value-conscious travelers are looking for a great escape while saving money and the idea of taking a vacation near home has become popular. With the price of airfare and gasoline increasing by 14.4 and 21.2 percent, respectively, in May over the same time last year, according to the Travel Industry Association, taking a vacation closer to home in Alexandria is an appealing option.  

 Located within eyesight of Washington, DC, historic and charming Alexandria, is the perfect summer destination. From restaurants with the freshest, local ingredients, a boutique district able to satisfy the serious shopper's search for designer clothes, shoes, antiques and home décor, along with a thriving art scene, festivals, music and variety of accommodations, there are many reasons to visit Alexandria.

 For more information on how easy is to get around and the other reasons why Alexandria, Virginia, is the perfect staycation destination this summer, contact Emily Hellewell, Manager of Communications, Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association.


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