I have done quite a bit of traveling in my lifetime and I must say that Washington, DC and surrounds combine the best of anywhere in the world. On one splendid day, my friend and guide David and I spent the most delicious day on the sunny side of the street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Couldn't resist this vintage version.
If you find yourself anywhere near the Capital, cross the Potomac and spend a day strolling in Old Town. You may even be able to rustle up my guide! I can tell you he knows all the best places for lunch and tea. Bliss.