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

Top Places to Get Married in Alexandria

Historic, authentic, intimate—Alexandria is the perfect place for a wedding. Continue reading

An Inside Look at Alexandria’s African American History

To walk through African American history, walk through Old Town Alexandria. From colonial times, to the Civil War, to civil rights, Alexandria has seen Black history being made, and today you can discover the stories of African Americans who shaped Alexandria and America at our many sites steeped in African American heritage. Continue reading

What’s New in Alexandria: Top 5 Things To Look Forward To in 2015

In Alexandria, some things never change. For centuries its cobblestone streets have inspired romantic strolls, artisans have sold handmade goods, and beer lovers (including George Washington) have downed pints of locally made brews. But Alexandria is also a dynamic city, ever-evolving, and in 2015 it’s just going to keep getting better, with hot new dining and a waterfront renaissance that is already underway. Continue reading

Around the World in Alexandria, Part 2

Craving a trip to sunny Spain, tropical Thailand or the Mediterranean? Good news: you can explore faraway destinations right here in Alexandria at one of our many ethnic restaurants serving mouthwatering international cuisine. Continue reading