The best way to experience Alexandria? Explore the flavors and finds that residents enjoy every day. Port City Brewing Company is a great place to start, drawing fans of its award-winning craft beers. Next, check out The Old Town Farmers Market, where local artisans sell fresh bread, specialty cheeses and hand-carved trinkets. You can even take some authentic Alexandria home with you. Look for works by folk artist Patricia Palermino, who captures the spirit of Alexandria in prints, posters and notecards sold throughout the city.