Alexandria is known as a sweet destination,and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to fresh fruit pops and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, with enough options to keep you cool all summer long.
Alexandria’s Parker-Gray neighborhood near Braddock Metro in northwest Old Town is on the National Register of Historic Places, full of historic architecture and rich African American history with extraordinary restaurants and hidden gems. This guide highlights some of our favorite activities and restaurants in the Parker-Gray/Braddock neighborhood.
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 9th when we celebrate Alexandria’s and USA’s birthday during one big waterfront party. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The best way to navigate our storied streets in the summer sunshine? Alexandria tours let you trace George Washington’s footsteps, take a cruise with your canine, and get a taste of Old Town’s culinary heritage, whether you like to explore by boat, bike or on foot. Continue reading