I wanted to go to Alexandria. It's a cute little town near Washington DC, and easily reachable by the metro. So we trekked all the way from northern Virginia, and after a while, we ended up in downtown Alexandria.
It's an old area, as one can see by looking at the way the buildings are constructed. It reminded me actually of some of the areas of Boston, which is also a city I liked a lot.
You can take a stroll up and down these antique streets, and I must say there are plenty of things to do. Boutiques are plentiful. Restaurants, both fancy and not so fancy, are quite varied and exciting. And there's also the occasional interesting small museum that is worth checking out.
While we were there, we checked out the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. It's a small building, which functioned more or less as a shop that sold plenty of items, including medical items, as well as other substances that one would typically not expect to buy in a drugstore. But then again, the boundaries of industries were slightly different back in the days. In any case, it's a treasure trove of many small and dusty objects, that would definitely bring any visitor a couple of decades back in time. I definitely recommend it.