I want to share my tips and must sees for my own neighborhood, which is also a big tourist destination. Old Town Alexandria is the historic section of the City of Alexandria which is just across the river from Washington, DC. If you're a history buff there is much to see. If you just like to shop and eat you're in luck as well. Old Town is also home to some great hotels including the Lorien Hotel and Spa, the Monaco, and the Morrison House.