Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia Aug 11, 2012 2:31:37 GMT
Post by htmb on Aug 11, 2012 2:31:37 GMT
The first time I drove down King Street, the boulevard running through the center of Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, it was raining so hard I could barely see out the car windows. Fortunately, I was able to spend more time there later in the week, and was able to enjoy wandering the red brick sidewalks on a bright, sunny afternoon.
King Street runs for several blocks down through Old Town. Government buildings may be found near the halfway point.
The metro and George Washington Masonic Memorial anchor the western end of this historic area. If you look closely in the photo below you can just see the Metro tracks under the street light. The King Street station is to the south of King, and you can catch the yellow or blue lines which link to Reagan Airport, Washington, DC, etc.
King Street ends at the waterfront on the Potomac. Looking out over the water Capital Hill is just visible on the horizon.
While there is regular bus service throughout the area, there is also a wonderful trolley that is free and travels up and down King Street from 11:30 a.m.to 10:15 p.m. daily.
The brick paved sidewalks are very friendly spaces to both pedestrians
In fact, in several places I saw water bowls filled with cooling ice water and many restaurants have outdoor seating so dogs can enjoy an afternoon stroll and Happy Hour, too!
While I'm not much of a shopper, I did enjoy strolling at a relaxing pace and looking though items in the many different stores.
More coming soon.....