January 12, 2017 - Posted by Sara Stanton
As fans of the PBS Civil War-era drama Mercy Street anticipate the show’s return for a second season on January 22, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET, historic Alexandria, Virginia announces 40 new tours, exhibits and events inspired by the series.Learn More
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.
December 29, 2016 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Located minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia was ranked the “#1 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” by Amazon.com and is an enchanting wedding destination. Between Old Town Alexandria’s historic charm, red brick architecture, stunning waterfront views and countless things to do within walking distance, it’s no wonder couples choose it for their big day.
December 22, 2016 - 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 22nd annual First Night Alexandria.
December 15, 2016 - 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.
December 8, 2016 - Posted by Sara Stanton
USA Today recently named Alexandria one of America’s Top Holiday Towns, where “visitors feel like time travelers to Christmas Past.” And on Old Town’s King Street, you can feel transported by a nostalgic sense of holiday wonder on brick-lined streets twinkling with holiday traditions. We’ve created this guide to help you experience all of the holiday …
December 1, 2016 - 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.
April 21, 2016 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more.
July 14, 2016 - 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 …
June 7, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
The not-so-secret ingredient to a perfect weekend in Alexandria? That would be weekend brunch.
May 21, 2015 - Posted by Kelsey
If you’re long on wanderlust but short on time, Alexandria is the perfect home base for day trips to DC, Virginia wine country or pristine national parks and beaches. From historic sites to mountain hikes, you can find it all in Alexandria’s backyard, with a host of attractions all within a few hours of our extraordinary …
February 18, 2016 - Posted by Sara Stanton
Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurant scene, with endless options for every palate and price limit. With more than a dozen new restaurants open in the last year and more coming soon, we’ve rounded up all of the new and noteworthy restaurants in the Port City to keep you in the know for the most buzzworthy food spots in …
January 25, 2016 - Posted by Sara Stanton
After watching PBS’ Mercy Street, some of you are asking if that’s really what it was like during the Civil War, particularly in regards to medicine and medical treatments. Keep reading to learn why the answer is an emphatic ‘yes’ and how you can explore more by visiting the sites in Alexandria that inspired the series.