The center of historic Old Town Alexandria VA
Head west from The Torpedo Factory and as soon as you cross Lee St. you'll find the Carlyle House---a treasure from Alexandria's colonial past. Carlyle House has lovely public gardens which offer different sites all year round.
Head east from the Torpedo Factory and across the street you'll find the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is a cultural and artistic touch point for Northern Virginia where artisans, craftsmen, artists and others create and sell arts and wares. The waterfront here is launches pleasure craft, tour boats and water taxis that ply the Potomac River.
Head north from the Torpedo Factory and you'll walk among vintage, colonial and other residences that exemplify the best of Alexandria VA.
And south of the Torpedo Factory condominiums one finds King Street---home to numerous shops, restaurants and conveniences. There is a reason that tourists, visitors and Northern Virginia's residents make their way to King Street on evenings and weekends. And that reason is because King St. is a vibrant place, full of social activities, festivals, street musicians and things to do. [read more about Torpedo Factory]