6 Things You Didn’t Know about Hard Times Cafe

If it’s true, as Will Rogers says, that “You can judge a town by the quality of its chili,” then the Hard Times Café is proof that Alexandria is one extraordinary place to be. Continue reading

Halloween Weekend Picks: October 30-31

Halloween is “creeping up” on Alexandria, and after a month full of supernatural fun, the festivities are still going strong. If you (or your dog) are still wondering what to do in Alexandria for Halloween, we’ve got the scoop here!  Continue reading

Weekend Picks: October 24-26, 2014

Why wait until October 31 to celebrate Halloween? Alexandrians sure don’t! This weekend, Alexandria is abuzz with Halloween-themed festivities, from ghost tours to costume parades to trick-or-treating for dogs and kids. Continue reading

Top Halloween Events in Alexandria

IT’S ALIVE!!! Alexandria’s history, that is. Come Halloween, Alexandria’s rich  past comes to life as spirits walk the cobblestone streets and costumed guides lead brave souls on late-night tours of Old Town’s haunted hotspots. Continue reading

Around the World in Alexandria

Alexandria’s streets have seen a lot of American history, but they are also home to a wide spread of international cuisine, shops and festivals. From Sri Lanka to El Salvador, authentic ethnic food spices up Alexandria’s thriving dining scene, and just a quick trip to Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray and beyond can give you a taste of Greece, Vietnam, or Ethiopia. Continue reading

Dogs of Alexandria

It’s no secret that Alexandria loves dogs: just take a stroll down King Street in Old Town or Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and you’ll see many a pooch doing the same, human companion in tow. With dog friendly hotels, parks, boutiques and free treats throughout town, Alexandria is downright pup-ular. Continue reading

Top 5: Places to Run in Alexandria

With cooler fall weather comes the onset of race season, and Alexandria is no exception. Hundreds of runners will hit the city streets for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon this weekend, the .US National 12K in November, and many 5k and 10k races in between. Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or just want to hit the trails for some exercise, Alexandria offers both scenic and urban running routes that will be sure to get you motivated and out the door!

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Top 5: Tips for Shopping the Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt

Strap on your shopping shoes for Old Town Boutique District’s 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt! From September 18-20, dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independent boutiques will open their doors to visitors in search of unique fashion finds, food and wine, home goods and more, including the chance to win gift certificates and merchandise from participating retailers. Continue reading