Alexandria is reclaimed its third-place ranking in this year’s Condé Nast survey of best small cities in the United States after being bumped down to fifth.
The city took 5th place in last year’s survey after winning 3rd in 2019. The survey tallied over 800,000 votes, the publication said.
The publication’s description of the city seems to be almost identical to previous years but adds a few new notes like suggesting a tour of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and visiting Gadsby’s Tavern:
Washingtonians are all in on the secret, but it’s no surprise the rest of the world is catching up: Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital, draws travelers and would-be residents alike. Most folks start to imagine moving there just after setting foot in Old Town, once they’ve strolled the red-brick sidewalks, clocking street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries. When you visit, scope out King Street, packed with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops; then land at the waterfront, where you can watch the boats bobbing on the water before touring the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a collective of galleries and artists’ studios. End the day at Gadsby’s Tavern, where some of our founding fathers used to drink–don’t mind the actors in colonial garb.
Not mentioned is the city’s new Potomac Yard development or sewer tunnel, but maybe next year.
As in previous years, the city still lingers behind Charleston, South Carolina, in the number two spot. This year’s number one spot went to Aspen, Colorado, citing primarily the city’s access to ski slopes and fine cuisine.
Just announced! Alexandria is a 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟯 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨.𝗦. alongside Aspen and Charleston, according to the Condé Nast Traveler (@CNTraveler) 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. #RCA2021
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— Visit Alexandria VA (@AlexandriaVA) October 5, 2021
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