As “Hamilton” hysteria spreads to Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the show’s run at The Kennedy Center June 12 to September 16, 2018, Alexandria is proud to announce special programming at historic sites “Hamilton” fans won’t want to miss in the city recently named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by Money magazine. Founded in 1749, Alexandria, Virginia is filled with Colonial history as well as new experiences visitors can enjoy at historic sites tucked into 18th– and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown.
Alexandria, Virginia, located on the Potomac River waterfront within eyesight of Washington, D.C., comes to life each spring with an arts scene as vibrant as the cherry blossoms. From gallery parties inside the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center with drinks inspired by the artwork to concerts at The Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall, there’s something for every type of art enthusiast in the Port City this spring. Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? We’ve got you covered with our top 11 can’t-miss spring art events happening in Alexandria in 2018.
Irish pubs, live music locales and a speakeasy hidden inside a donut shop: these are just some of Alexandria, Virginia’s more than 35 bars. Find the perfect spot for any occasion, from quiet conversations in an upscale lounge to a fun night out with friends. Watch our video 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA for a peek at some of our favorites in Old Town Alexandria and nearby Del Ray.
Spring is one of the most picturesque times to visit Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront. This historic city buzzes with renewed energy each spring as hues of pink wash over 18th- and 19th- century architecture and cobblestone streets, signaling cherry blossom season and longer, warmer days. Visitors will find endless ways to explore the wonders of springtime and awaken the senses in Alexandria, whether it’s taking a boat cruise on the Potomac River or jogging alongside it on the award-winning Mount Vernon Trail. You can find new shops and restaurants, attend “spirited” seasonal events, catch spring arts performances, or hop on an historic tour. With so many happenings it can be hard to choose, so we’ve got you covered with our top 10 reasons to visit Alexandria this spring.
Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th– and 19th-century architecture, including many sites important to women’s history. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up our top 5 ways to celebrate women’s history in Alexandria, from women’s history sites to female art studios and live performances. You can also celebrate Women’s History Month by supporting women-owned businesses in Alexandria, including nearly 90% of the shops in the Old Town Boutique District. Keep reading to learn more about the people and places in Alexandria who helped forge the way for women’s rights.
The booming dining scene in the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with buzzworthy waterfront restaurants, specialty cocktails and cuisine, and chef-driven concepts from around the world. Increasing trends in creative street food, quick and casual spots and All-American meals wind through the city’s largely independent culinary scene, enticing those seeking a crave-worthy experience.
We’ve rounded up the new and noteworthy restaurants in Old Town and beyond to keep you in the know of the most buzzworthy food spots in Alexandria.
Minutes from Washington, D.C., historic Alexandria, Virginia is bustling with energy and endless things to do, and luckily the fun doesn’t stop when the weather is less than ideal. Whether it’s a rainy day, a cold snap or a heatwave, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ways to stay out of the elements and inside soaking up Alexandria’s history, arts and culture, learning a new craft or skill, getting active, and staying cozy. Keep reading for 11 fun indoor activities in Alexandria on a rainy, cold or hot day.
With a major waterfront transformation, trending food, boutique news and immersive history experiences, Alexandria, Virginia, is humming with new and recent openings in Old Town and off-the-beaten path neighborhoods, just minutes from Washington, D.C.
From January 26 to February 4, 2018, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. More than 30 restaurants will also feature lunch menus at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to dinner specials. Watch our video highlighting the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, then start planning the perfect date or night out with friends and family using the Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week Menu Book.