City Guide: Old Town Alexandria, VA

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.

Gone Wine Tasting With My Dog!

Visiting wineries can be a great way to spend a day.  You get to enjoy some wine, usually some cheese and crackers and go home with a few bottles for the wine rack.  Just west of Washington, DC is a winery that isn't stuffy, their wine is actually pretty good and best of all you can take your dog!  Barrel Oak Winery, BOW for short, is located in Delaplane, Virginia just off of I-66 about an hour west of DC.