Discounted Attractions and A Salute to "America's Greatest Generation" Make Alexandria, Virginia a Great Destination for Summer Multi-Generational Travel
With the dedication of the new World War II Memorial and a summer-long salute to "The Greatest Generation", the Nation's Capital is the place to be this summer. Close-by Alexandria, Virginia makes it easy to tailor a family vacation with three discount attraction passes that offer a variety of patriotic experiences, including visits to our national monuments.
Each of the passes features several of the most popular historic sites in Old Town Alexandria, recognized for both its Revolutionary War and Civil War history. Among these are the Carlyle House Historic Park where General Braddock met with five royal governors to discuss funding of the French and Indian War; Gadsby's Tavern Museum, where George Washington was feted at his birthday ball; the Lee-Fendall House, home to 37 members of the Lee family from 1785-1903. One of the passes offers a guided walking tour of Old Town's picturesque historic neighborhood. Each pass incorporates a boat excursion, whether to Mount Vernon or to Georgetown, or an "Alexandria by Water" cruise.
New this year, the Potomac Pass offers round-trip boat shuttle service between the Alexandria Marina and Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens. Included in the pass is admission to the estate and gardens as well as to Carlyle Historic Park and Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria. The adult price of $28 is a 20 percent savings off regular admission price for each attraction. Passes for children ages 11 -17 are $16. For children under 11, call for special pricing. The Potomac Pass is available April - October (April, September, October, weekends only).
The Liberty Pass takes the visitor from Alexandria to Georgetown on a Potomac Riverboat cruise. The discounted pass includes round-trip boat shuttle service between the Alexandria Marina and Washington Harbour. A L'il Red Trolley step on/off tour features the monuments, memorials and museums of Washington, including a special stop at the new World War II Memorial. In Alexandria, Carlyle House Historic Park and Gadsby's Tavern Museum are included. The discounted price of $36 for adults represents a 21 percent savings. The pass is $20 for children 11-17. Call for special pricing for children under 11. The Liberty Pass is available April - October (April, September, October, weekends only).
For those who want to experience more of Alexandria's historic sites, the Very Important Patriot Pass offers a guided walking tour of Old Town Alexandria. Also included is admission to Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park, Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden. A Potomac Riverboat cruise features "Alexandria by Water." Discount prices are $26 for adults (21 percent savings); $14 for children 11-17. Call for special pricing for children under 11. The VIP Pass is available April - October (April, September, October, weekends only).
Alexandria joins the Nation's Capital in commemorating the dedication of the new World War II Memorial with a salute to active duty military and veterans throughout the summer. Many Alexandria hotels will offer discounts and packages for active duty military. The City will join the USO of Metropolitan Washington in hosting a USO Weekend, July 16-18, with free entertainment, and hotel and restaurant specials for both veterans and active duty military personnel.
For more information on Alexandria's USO Weekend, visit www.FunSide.com or call 888-738-2764.