January 18, 2018 - Posted by Kelsey
Did you know you’re invited to one of the biggest birthday parties in America? On February 19, 2018, thousands of people (plus some dogs and horses) will march through the streets of Old Town Alexandria to celebrate the 286th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday.Learn More
January 4, 2018 - Posted by Sara Stanton
There are lots of good reasons to start your day in Alexandria—the bustling energy, the very good chance you’ll run into an adorable pup or two, and of course the cozy cafés where you can warm up and fuel up with coffee before you hit the streets.
December 28, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Looking for things to do on New Year’s Eve? There’s no party like an Alexandria party! Old Town will transform into a giant performance venue for the 23rd annual First Night Alexandria.
December 21, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Season’s greetings to our readers! We hope you’ve been enjoying all Old Town Alexandria has to offer this holiday season – from our traditional events like the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, to shopping and dining in more than 200 independent boutiques and restaurants. There’s still time to enjoy …
December 14, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
There’s nothing better than cozying up with loved ones to fireside dining when the temperatures drop. If you’re looking to share a warm meal with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a list of Alexandria restaurants with fireplaces that will make any meal memorable.
November 30, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Want to celebrate Alexandria’s biggest holiday weekend but don’t know where to start? Dinna fash yersel! (That’s Scottish for don’t worry.) We’ve rounded up our top picks to keep you covered all weekend long.
November 16, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Just minutes from Washington, D.C., feel transported by an old-fashioned sense of holiday wonder on Old Town Alexandria‘s brick-lined streets, twinkling with holiday traditions and time-honored festivities. Check out our video for the top holiday events in Alexandria from now through New Years, including the Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade …
August 17, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Autumn looks good on Alexandria, where fall foliage frames historic red brick buildings, art festivals fill the streets and farmers’ markets overflow with fresh seasonal produce and handmade artisan wares.
May 25, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C., is chock-full of free fun for all ages and interests. Here’s our go-to guide for more than 50 totally free things to do in Alexandria, including local favorites.
January 5, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
With experiential new tours, historic beer, an evolving waterfront and trending food, Alexandria, Virginia continues to make history with new happenings and major openings in 2017. Just outside of Washington, D.C., visitors and locals seeking uncommon experiences will find a wealth of options in historic Old Town Alexandria and off-the-beaten path neighborhoods.
July 27, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Just outside of D.C. on the Potomac River, Alexandria offers visitors a chance to escape to the great outdoors without leaving town. AAA named Alexandria one of the “Ten Most Walkable Cities” in the country, but if a walk isn’t enough exercise, hiking and biking trails wind along the waterfront with breathtaking views of the …
July 13, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria is known as a sweet destination with nearly 20 artisanal sweets and dessert spots, and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to liquid nitrogen ice cream and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, …
July 6, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots to choose from in the Port City serving up all your favorite BBQ recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of. We’ve …