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After touring the Mabel Lee Walton House yesterday we finally made it to our first stop…
Alexandria is seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I love all the town homes, the statues, the general atmosphere, and most of all King Street!! You can find anything on King Street…there are places to shop, work out, eat, and parking isn’t really that bad!! We ate there two nights and I just loved walking around and didn’t mind getting a little lost while driving because the scenery was just so beautiful.
This was a little shop we parked in front of our first night in town. It had the most adorable home furnishings in it.
Our first night we ate at Bertucci’s. The food was amazing but were already a little warm from walking around but they sat us by the brick pizza oven and we literally sweated our way through dinner. Not the most fun experience I’ve ever had but the food was worth it.
We started with this amazing bread and oil and I don’t know what was in the oil but I loved it!!
I had the Cajun Pasta for my entree and it had chicken, andouille sausage, and huge shrimp in it. I was totally craving a good pasta and it definitely hit the spot. YUM!!
If I’m being really honest, and I always try to be, we were sweating so much that we only ate half our meal and took it back to our hotel room to eat later. The food was fantastic sitting by that oven was no joke!
The next day we went into Washington DC by way of the King Street metro station, which needs better parking options, and on the way we saw this gorgeous building. It is the George Washington Masonic Memorial and is just gorgeous!!
That night we came back from DC and ate at the Flat Iron Steak and Saloon.
It looked cute and people were coming out of it raving about it so we gave it a shot. To start we got the Parmesan Tots. These are loaded mashed potatoes, fried, topped with parm, and served with three different dipping sauces. They made the whole meal. YUM!
For my entree I got the Steak and Shrimp Fajitas. That steak is some of the best steak I have ever eaten. It was juicy and just fell apart in my mouth. Whoa!
So pretty much we just ate our way through Alexandria and loved every minute of it. Our first hotel was in Alexandria also but we were actually going to Washington DC. I would highly suggest staying in Alexandria over DC if you get the chance to go. It’s a quick commute, budget friendly, and has amazing food.
So where am I going to next?? Here is a clue (although I’ve already mentioned it a few times. HA!)…
Jenn @ Party of One says
I love Alexandria, too! When I visit my friends in northern VA I always try to make a trip there! It really is everything you need right in the one little area which I love! Also, Bertuccis’ is a family favorite from when we lived in the Northeast. In fact, we went there when I was in Connecticut earlier this year :) Um, and those fajitas?! Mouthwatering at 8am! YUM!
Joanne T Ferguson says
I have been to Alexandria many times and always loved it there! I love reading your post about your road trip as makes me feel like I am there!
I’ve always wanted to stop by Alexandria since it’s so close to D.C. I love the food options and pics you took!
What a fun roadtrip to VA you had! I have only drove through there but I would love to visit and try some of that yummy food!
How fun! All that food looks incredible. I need to take a road trip, would love to visit Alexandria. I’ve heard plenty about it before! Sounds great.
Miranda (Myrabev) says
Sounds like you had an awesome time, the food looks so delicious and making me so hungry when I just literally finished eating.
Rena McDaniel says
I was interested because I saw the title and it’s one of the few places in the US where my husband and I haven’t traveled yet and have been talking about maybe a fall trip. This is close enough to us not to be to far away, but far enough away that a couple days would be needed. Then I saw the food and had to peel myself off of the screen! It looks amazing. I’ve pinned this as well so I can tempt my hubby when he comes in!
I think the best part about a road trip is being able to sample different foods. Those parmesan bites look great and I certainly would have loved that Cajun pasta!
Mhie Lee says
Roadtrip is always fun. I never been in that area but hopefully I can visit it with my husband one day. I have had a road trip with my husband last week towards South.
I’ve never been to Alexandria, it looks like a cool city to visit. Your photos are great and now I want fajitas.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
Alexandria sounds like a great place too visit! I’m glad you had a great time exploring Alexandria! Road trips are always fun and those food looks delish! I’m very curious with that oil.
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
My daughter was in Chantilly earlier this summer. My parents took her all around D.C. to visit the museums after her youth conference. It looks like you had a great time!
I haven’t been to Alexandria or Washington DC in a long tome now. That food does sound and looked delicious although I can totally understand having to take it back to your hotel. It is no fun sitting in extreme heat when it is hot out–that sounds like the perfect seating arrangement for the winter time!
Shaney Vijendranath says
I love going on road trips just to take out stunning pictures. My husband and I are into photography so whenever we get a chance we travel to nearby towns.
I love that area. My son was in the military there and we got to visit quite often.
NYC SingleMom says
I grew up in Northern Virgina so I am familiar with Alexandria. It is a great city with so many fun things to do. Love hearing about your adventures especially your taste testing the restaurants in the area.
So fun! We went on a big East coast road trip last year and I loved it, but we didn’t get a chance to stop in Alexandria for too long. I’d love to go back some day!
I’ve never been to VA but it’s on my list of places to go. Looks like there is a lot to see and do there.
I need to travel more! It looks like a great time and the food, ALLL OF IT, looked delish! Thanks for sharing!
Alexandria looks beautiful! I’ve never been to that area at all and I really want to. Those parm tots look amazing!
Golden Triangle Tour with Buddhist says
I read your post. Such a great information. it has extended my knowledge of Alexandria and its various tourist destinations.