The last time we traveled to visit my family out east, there was an issue with the airlines that ended up in free airfare vouchers for us. We had to use those vouchers prior to September 15th, otherwise we’d lose them.
We decided to visit my family again in NJ, but discovered upon trying to use our vouchers, that our airline no longer flies into NJ.
So, we decided to use our vouchers to fly into Washington DC instead, and then drive to our New Jersey destination.
As it turned out, my dad had to have a surgery done, and it so happened to fall on our vacation week. So, we were there to assist and help out as much as we could.
After that, we had to drive back to DC to return our rental car and decided to stay in Alexandria, VA and tour DC for a day and a half.
We managed to get tickets for a White House tour, and also got to see the Capital, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and some other historic sites.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites, which was a nice hotel conveniently located in (Old Town) Alexandria, Virginia…just a quick metro ride away from DC.
We were so happy we decided to stay in Old Town, especially that it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. We loved the quaint, colonial atmosphere, the free trolly that transported us up and down historic King Street, the lovely restaurants, and just being together in this wonderful area. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, I highly recommend this town. We plan to return in the future as our time there was too short.
Anyways, even though our vacation was pretty different than what we envisioned or planned, it all worked out well in the end.
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