I lived in Alexandria for a few years before moving to Seattle. Alexandria is an incredible city with lots to do and so much to see. I moved to Alexandria, LA with a lot of hopes, dreams and intentions of making it a positive place to be. I found Alexandria fairly large considering the population is only about 50,000. The city is beautiful and rife with green space and parks. As far as entertainment and things to do are concerned: the Alexandria Zoological Park is a must see with lots of animals and great zookeepers.
One of my favorite restaurants in Alexandria is El Reparo Mexican Restaurant on Macarthur Dr. The food is always declious and is prepared in a way that would even make Mexicans proud. It is also very affordable and the portions are huge. They've done some remodeling over the last couple years, which looks great! Robbie G's Restaurants is also worth visiting. They serve fresh seafood, there is a variety of options on the menu and everything is tasty. The beer is always ice cold and the peanuts keep you thirsty. Just toss the shells on the floor, I do!