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MONEY Magazine Chooses Alexandria #1

Among U.S. Destinations, Alexandria Cited as Best Place to Go in 2018

Hank’s Oyster Bar and Alexandria Cupcake on King Street . (Photo by Lillis Werder)

For the third year in a row, Money magazine has published their “20 Best Places to Go in 2018” list, which divides itself between domestic and international destinations.

Each location must be loaded with cool things to do but based on the biggest value for the dollar. In their words, “Each spot is packed with must-do experiences and amenities but at a price that, relatively speaking, makes it a steal.”

And at the tippy top this year is Alexandria. Their breakdown has the average hotel room per night at $140, and suggests a week for two will run you about $2540.

The magazine spotlights downtown with the recommendation that, “To truly experience the Old Town neighborhood, grab an outdoor table at Hank’s Oyster Bar during happy hour on a Friday night. Hank’s is one of dozens of cafes, boutique shops and galleries that line the walkable mile of King Street that ends at the historic wharf. Art lovers should check out the nearby Torpedo Factory Art Center, a space housing 82 artist studios and seven galleries, featuring everything from pottery to stained glass. On the other end of town stands the legendary Birchmere Music Hall, where greats like Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews once played.”

The other top U.S. cities are Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Stateline, Nevada, Glen Arbor, Michigan, Pompano Beach, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Anaheim, California, Lake George, New York, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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