Route: Alexandria, Virginia to National Harbor, Maryland and back again
If your goal is to see Old Town and National Harbor while walking for miles and miles and miles, here’s the day plan for you!
My sister and I started from Old Town Alexandria, which you can easily reach by Metro or Amtrak. (If you are trying to park your car in Old Town on a weekend when the weather is nice: good luck.)
1) Start out with brunch in the morning in Old Town. We ate at Flat Iron Steak and Saloon on King Street. I recommend the Eggs Benedict, and don’t skip the home-style potatoes. It’s a long, long journey, so be sure to eat a bunch of crap in advance of it.
2) Follow Washington St. until you come to the path leading across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The ground is marked with a big circle and an arrow pointing to “MARYLAND.” Go in this direction. Read more