Alexandria, VA: Mount Vernon Trail
For beautiful scenery, plenty of great events and an engaging, entertaining and educational look into American history, you must visit Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon was home to the first United States president, George Washington, and the pristinely maintained estate that is Mount Vernon preserves an important part of American history while keeping George Washington’s legacy alive.
While visiting Mount Vernon, enjoy a step back in time. There are lots of exciting things to do and interesting areas to check out, including: the distillery, gristmill, gardens and more. You’ll also love the wonderful view of the river that the main mansion has to offer.
To learn more about the estate, George Washington and American history, you’ll want to check out the museum and education center. Here you can explore 23 galleries and theaters to really dive deep into the life of George Washington, and the time period in which he lived. If you would like to experience something new and exciting, make sure to inquire about the augmented reality tour. With augmented reality, you can see a 3D model of George Washington and become truly immersed as you are surrounded by re-enactors, as well as the sounds and sights from another time in a 360-degree visual environment!
Mount Vernon is also home to a variety of different events, such as: concerts, fairs and fall harvest days.
Mount Vernon is the perfect place to spend time with friends, family or your spouse, while also being a nice place to explore and reflect by yourself. Make sure you check out the new visitor center to learn more about Mount Vernon, and all of the exciting updates.
Planning Your Perfect Day
While Mount Vernon is an excellent destination, the journey can be just as much fun! With plenty of parks, trails, restaurants and more, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you take the scenic route and enjoy everything that the trip from Alexandria to Mount Vernon and back has to offer.
Let’s take a look at a day unlike no other to a beautiful, historic location that you can enjoy by yourself or with your loved ones!
Start at Pedego Alexandria
Your trip to Mount Vernon starts with a trip to Pedego Alexandria. The Pedego location in Alexandria is the perfect place to pick up a bike for your trip—whether you would like to rent a bike or purchase one. The store is very family-friendly, and they offer kids’ seats and trailers for your kids and your pets. They even have tandem bikes!
The staff at Pedego Alexandria is extremely helpful, attentive and accommodating. They will ensure that you find the perfect bikes for your friends, your family and/or yourself.
Once you’ve selected your Pedego bike from Pedego Alexandria, you can start your exciting journey…
You have an amazing day ahead of you, and before you make your ride out to Mount Vernon, you may want to consider getting some food or coffee to help fuel your journey.
Here are some excellent places in Alexandria right by Pedego Alexandria that you can explore, grab some breakfast or lunch before your trip or even have a bite to eat when you return from Mount Vernon:
For some excellent German and European cuisine, check out Cosmopolitan. Their schnitzel is authentic and delicious, and their menu is filled with fantastic dishes that you will fall in love with.
7770 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306-2859
Misha’s is an excellent place to get a cup of coffee or tea to fuel you for your journey to Mount Vernon. They have great coffee and a unique atmosphere.
917 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
3. The Warehouse
The Warehouse is an elegant fine dining restaurant that has amazing steak and delicious seafood. This fantastic restaurant is the perfect place for a date after your ride to Mount Vernon.
214 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
4. Don Taco
For a great lunch that will provide you with plenty of energy for the day, check out Don Taco. Their tacos are unique and absolutely delicious!
808 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Your Ride to Mount Vernon
You’ll absolutely love the picturesque ride to Mount Vernon.
The beautiful ride to Mount Vernon has plenty of trees and nature to enjoy, and there are some great parks that you can check out along the way. These include The Waterfront Park and the Belle Haven Park. You’ll also want to stop by the marina to see the boats and take a moment to rest and soak up the sunshine.
If you are up for a slight detour, you’ll definitely want to ride across the Woodrow Wilson bridge. This beautiful bridge takes you to the National Harbor in Maryland, which has a new area with a Ferris wheel, restaurants and stores—all within a 15 mile ride. The view from the bridge is unlike any other, and on the bridge there are many great viewpoints.
The water and wooded areas along the way make the ride to Mount Vernon from Alexandria absolutely ideal.
The Best Pedego Bike for Your Ride
You can never go wrong with a Pedego bike, no matter which model you choose to go with…
For your ride to Mount Vernon, though, you may want to consider going with a cruiser, such as the Interceptor. The Interceptor allows for an upright, comfortable seating position that allows you to look around and enjoy the view while you are riding.
With any Pedego bike, you also won’t run the risk of feeling worn out when you arrive. Because of this, you’ll have the energy to really explore the mansion of Mount Vernon and still be able to ride back to Alexandria with ease!
Pedego bikes even allow riders to tackle the last hill on the way to Mount Vernon and arrive with a smile on their face!
There are also some excellent family-friendly bikes with kids’ seats available so you can bring the whole family along.
If you would like to know more about which eBike or bikes would be perfect for your trip, reach out to the friendly staff at Pedego Alexandria.
The beautiful ride to historic Mount Vernon is ready for you…it’s time to take it!
You’ll love everything Mount Vernon has to offer, and you’ll enjoy the journey there just as much as the destination with the help of a Pedego bike.
Make sure to check out some of the electronic bikes available to rent HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to give Pedego Alexandria a call (571) 312-5168.