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Best Hotel for Food Tours in Old Town Alexandria

Some fabulous cookery goes down along the history-steeped streets of Old Town Alexandria, and it’s effectively set on a platter for you (if you will) as a guest of ours here at The Alexandrian. Our central location is epicurean-friendly, and we play host to one of the city’s great eateries: Jackson 20, just a few blissful steps from your Autograph Collection guest room or suite with us.

A fine way to survey the culinary picture within our dynamic neighborhood is to take the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour offered by DC Metro Food Tours—definitely something to consider if you tilt toward the foodie end of the spectrum!

The Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

These roughly three-and-a-half-hour tours are offered Thursday through Sunday beginning at 1 PM and kick off near City Hall, within shouting distance of The Alexandrian here along King Street.

Your expertly guided and curated afternoon culinary safari takes in some of the defining restaurants of Old Town Alexandria. At each stop along the tour, you’ll enjoy a sit-down meal showcasing specialty and signature dishes, the collective menu coordinated such that the restaurant offerings complement one another. The spotlighted food ranges from modern treatments of classic colonial cuisine to cutting-edge, globally inspired fare.

You may savor Italian preparations in one of Alexandria’s most historic buildings, to-die-for fish-and-chips at a place Anthony Bourdain’s patronized, fresh seafood reflecting the city’s estuarine setting, and a dessert indigenous to Old Town, to name some highlights. You’re unlikely to need dinner afterward, needless to say!

You’ll get to speak with the proprietors of these family-owned restaurants, getting an intimate, behind-the-scenes appreciation for their guiding vision and culinary aesthetic. And along the way, you’ll also be enjoying Old Town Alexandria’s historic mansion homes and row houses and other scenic elements of this historically rich cityscape.

Jackson 20 Restaurant at The Alexandrian

And don’t forget our very own Jackson 20 right here at the hotel, which elevates classic American tavern nosh to a divine level. From bar bites over specialty artisan cocktails to one of Alexandria’s most esteemed weekend brunches, you’ll eat very well at The Alexandrian’s popular on-site restaurant.

Taste Your Way Through Old Town Alexandria With Autograph Collection Accommodations at The Alexandrian

Whether savoring locally sourced tavern delights at Jackson 20 or restaurant-hopping with DC Metro Food Tours, come enjoy the beautiful and varied flavors of Old Town Alexandria with luxurious lodgings right here at The Alexandrian. And allow us to say a hearty “Bon appetit!”

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