Still fighting valiantly against the abrasive flow of time, George Washington's Mount Vernon is now a favored tourist attraction.
While you might not have heard of Alexandria, the place in which it is located, you'll probably be familiar with the state capital, Richmond, 85 miles away.
If you want to spend most of your trip near George Washington's Mount Vernon, your accommodation options are limited. The Red Carpet Inn is your best bet because it is only 2 miles away.
If you and your family are traveling on a tight ship, you'll find a couple of appropriate accommodation options in the vicinity. The Candlewood Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir and the Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir are ones to keep in mind.
If you love to indulge in a bit of luxury, a ride of a few short minutes can lead you to one of the area's ritzy hotels. Have a look a the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and the Westin Washington National Harbor for superior amenities.
For nourishing food after a grueling morning of touring, head 0.07 miles from George Washington's Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant (3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria). This establishment is easy to find and is always buzzing with enthusiastic travelers.