July 30, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
If you’ve spent any time in Alexandria, you’ve noticed (and probably Instagrammed) their brightly colored brick architecture or courtyard gardens. But when it comes to our historic homes, it’s what’s inside that counts.Learn More
July 23, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Heads up, shopaholics—hot deals are headed your way at this year’s Alexandria Sidewalk Sale. On Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, 2015, more than 50 Alexandria shops will offer deep discounts on sought-after merchandise like high-end shoes and mid-century furniture, children’s toys and home décor in this city known for its unique independent boutiques.
July 16, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Alexandria’s first-ever Live Music Week is coming to a close this weekend, but jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and more continue to rock year-round at venues across the city. Our most famous music hotspot? That would be the Birchmere.
July 8, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Does “the weekend is almost here” sound like music to your ears? Good, because this weekend Live Music Week gets underway, with jazz, country, rock, bluegrass and more taking over dozens of Alexandria restaurants and bars.
June 25, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Alexandria’s live music scene is all over the map—and I mean literally. On any given evening you can find live music on the legendary stage at the Birchmere, at bars, by buskers or at a brewery. And from July 10-19, 2015, Alexandria Live Music Week will showcase our city’s authentic music scene with over 100 acts playing …
June 18, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
In a city as patriotic as Alexandria (we’ve been known to house an American president or two), choosing how to celebrate July 4th can be a tough task. Although Alexandria does not have fireworks on July 4th, we do on July 11th when we celebrate Alexandria’s and USA’s birthday during one big waterfront party.
June 10, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Waterfront fun is a summer mainstay in Alexandria, from new riverside dining to boat cruises, lives music, festivals and more. Are you a foodie? Art lover? Dog owner? Hopeless romantic? Get your slice of summer with all the things to do on the waterfront in Alexandria:
April 23, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with live music, fireworks, food festivals and more.
April 9, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Around every corner in Old Town Alexandria lie stories, secrets and spirits (of both the spooky and boozy varieties). The best way to navigate our storied streets? Alexandria tours let you trace George Washington’s footsteps, venture into haunted hotspots and get a taste of Old Town’s culinary heritage, whether you like to explore by boat, bike …
April 2, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Alexandria has certainly earned its place among America’s top dog-friendly cities. One out of every four Alexandria residents is a dog (yes, we know dogs are people too), and in this pup-ular town, dog-lovers find no shortage of dog parks, doggy boutiques and even Doggy Happy Hours. From Old Town to Del Ray, it’s dog …
September 25, 2014 - Posted by Maria
Old Town Alexandria gives photographers plenty to work with in terms of scenery, color and life: the city is studded with vibrantly colored doors and brick, cobblestone streets and stunning views of the Potomac River. With so much extraordinary scenery and architecture, Alexandria offers sought-after locales for engagement shoots, weddings, family photos, fashion shoots, and …
April 16, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
Ever wondered why there are cast iron stars on buildings in Old Town Alexandria? Or what the fire marks on our historic rowhouses mean?
September 29, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
With cooler fall weather comes the onset of race season, and Alexandria is no exception. Hundreds of runners will hit the city streets for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon this weekend, the .US National 12K in November, and many 5k and 10k races in between. Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or just …