Your Guide to Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria

Did you know you’re invited to one of the biggest birthday parties in America? On February 20, 2017, thousands of people (plus some dogs and horses) will march through the streets of Old Town Alexandria to celebrate the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday.

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Arlandria Top 9: Your Guide to Alexandria’s Little-Known Neighborhood

“Arlandria” may sound like a magical land in a fairy tale, but the Alexandria neighborhood just north of Del Ray is very real, authentic and off the beaten path. Continue reading

Weekend Picks: July 9-12, 2015

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. Continue reading

Top 9 Picks For Alexandria Live Music Week

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 at more than 30 venues throughout ALX. Continue reading

17 Sweet Spots for Alexandria Treats

In Alexandria, we always have room for dessert. The city is known as a dream for cuisine with a booming restaurant scene in Old Town and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods. And Alexandria is a top dessert destination, with a bevy of bakeries and sweets shops serving everything from old-timey candies to artisan gelato.  Continue reading

Lucky Finds: Your Guide to Consignment Shops in Alexandria

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 Continue reading

French Connections in Alexandria

Dix, neuf, huit—oh, excusez-moi. I’m just counting down until French tall ship Hermione sails into Alexandria’s harbor after its unprecedented voyage across the Atlantic. But you don’t have to wait until Hermione is here to celebrate Alexandria’s French connections! Continue reading

Top 5 Day Trips from Alexandria, Virginia

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 city. Continue reading