November 23, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
In Alexandria, it’s easy to believe in Santa. The most wonderful time of the year brings out the best of our city’s historic streets—store windows sparkle with festive displays, Old Town homes boast seasonal greenery and later this week, the mayor and Santa Claus will light Alexandria’s holiday tree in Market Square. From the Scottish …Learn More
November 19, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
This holiday season, make your shopping experience memorable and worry-free in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small Headquarters. Over 80% of the shops in Old Town and Del Ray are independently owned—which means you can find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your “nice list”, all in one weekend.
November 12, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
‘Tis the season to catch up with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. Whether you have family in town visiting, or just want to catch up with your neighbor, we’ve got you covered with five places to meet for meals in Alexandria this holiday season. Forget about grocery shopping and dirty dishes …
November 5, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
As Alexandria prepares for the national spotlight, we are bringing you a sneak peek of PBS’ first American drama in nearly a decade—‘Mercy Street’. By now, you’ve probably heard local and national buzz about the medical drama, inspired by true stories of Civil War Alexandria, Virginia. Whether you already have your DVR set to record …
October 29, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria is one of America’s most historic haunts, making this Halloween weekend a can’t-miss fall fright. Been too “wrapped up” to make Halloween plans? Don’t be scared, even if you’re a mummy, we’ve got you covered with these spooky and kooky Halloween weekend picks.
October 22, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria is nationally known for its historic houses and museums, but a lesser known claim-to-fame has been hiding in the shadows and streets of these buildings for centuries: some of the biggest trees in the country and commonwealth of Virginia. Our city is home to over 100 champion or notable trees. With foliage expected to peak in Virginia …
October 15, 2015 - Posted by Sara Stanton
This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city. Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first). Whether you’re a longtime resident or just …
August 28, 2014 - Posted by Molly
As August winds down, so does Virginia Craft Beer Month—but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to stop!
May 14, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
There’s no better way to usher in summer than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, we’re pretty much pros at dining outdoors, with dozens of restaurants offering waterfront seating, courtyard patios and street-side eats.
November 6, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
If it’s true, as Will Rogers says, that “You can judge a town by the quality of its chili,” then the Hard Times Café is proof that Alexandria is one extraordinary place to be.
June 4, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
It starts with a stroll down Alexandria’s brick-lined streets. Then something catches your eye. You decide you’ll “just pop in…” It’s a tale as old as time in a city chock-full of independent boutiques, and it’s especially true of Alexandria’s many consignment shops
November 17, 2014 - Posted by Kelsey
Visit Old Town Alexandria and you find cobblestone streets, independent shops–and all the perks of a much larger city. It’s easy to get here and easy to get around: with a Metro stop and Amtrak station, the free King Street Trolley, Capital Bikeshare stations, and a water taxi to the National Mall, all roads (and rails, …
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: