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

Summer Larks in Alexandria Parks

Baseball. Fishing. Grilling. Blackberry picking. (Is your mouth watering yet?) You can find all of this and more this summer in Alexandria parks. Continue reading

Decoding Historic Details in Old Town Alexandria

Ever wondered why there are cast iron stars on buildings in Old Town Alexandria?  Or what the fire marks on our historic rowhouses mean? Continue reading

Now Open: 15 New Restaurants in Alexandria

Over the past few months Alexandria has seen a smorgasbord of new restaurants arrive in Old Town and beyond, serving everything from steak to sushi, farm-to-table fare and Iranian-inspired pizza. Continue reading

Hometown Hall of Fame: Celebrities from Alexandria

Coming up this Sunday is the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, where celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet and movie lovers cheer on their favorite films and performances of the year. But did you know Alexandria’s got its own award-winning cast? Continue reading