Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Fall

Autumn looks good on Alexandria, where fall foliage frames historic red brick buildings, art festivals fill the streets and farmers’ markets overflow with fresh seasonal produce and handmade artisan wares. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Guide to Alexandria, VA

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia flourishes with independent chef-driven culinary concepts and food from every corner of the world. The crave-worthy experience is easy for anyone in search of gluten-free dining options, with plenty of options for a date night, friends night out, family brunch and more. And since we know you don’t want to spend hours combing through menus, we’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free restaurants in Alexandria. Plus, as a bonus, we included our favorite gluten-free sweets spots since we know no meal is complete without dessert.

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What’s New at Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

Some of the city’s hottest new restaurants are taking part in Alexandria Restaurant Week for the first time, among more than 60 restaurants offering special menus August 18-27, 2017. Spanning 10 days and two weekends, you can savor your summer by dining al fresco at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulging at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or getting a great deal on a dinner for two.

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The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Alexandria, VA

Just outside of D.C. on the Potomac River, Alexandria offers visitors a chance to escape to the great outdoors without leaving town. AAA named Alexandria one of the “Ten Most Walkable Cities” in the country, but if a walk isn’t enough exercise, hiking and biking trails wind along the waterfront with breathtaking views of the Potomac River, with plenty of parks, nature trails, and specialty activities like golf, sailing, basketball, volleyball, yoga, birding and more. Whether you’re in town for the weekend or live in the D.C. region, keep reading for a roundup of some of the best activities for outdoor enthusiasts in Alexandria.

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Unexpected Shopping Experiences in Alexandria, VA

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, is one of the region’s top destinations for shopping, filled with locally-owned boutiques and national retailers. It’s also a haven for unexpected and hands-on shopping experiences in maker spaces and at specialty boutiques. We’ve rounded up our favorite shops in Old Town where you can do more than shop, with special happenings like workshops, tastings, fitness activities, readings and much more. Keep reading to see our favorites!

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Get the Scoop: Best Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Alexandria

Alexandria is known as a sweet destination with nearly 20 artisanal sweets and dessert spots, and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to liquid nitrogen ice cream and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, with enough options to keep you cool all summer long.

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Best BBQ Spots in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots to choose from in the Port City serving up all your favorite BBQ recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of.

We’ve rounded up our favorite spots where you can get your BBQ fix in Alexandria, including some new restaurants and local favorites. Just be warned, this post may cause extreme hunger.

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Top Things to Do for Craft Beer Lovers in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is a go-to destination for craft beer lovers, complete with one of the best small breweries in the U.S., themed beer tours, events like beer yoga and pedals and pints, and plenty of bars and pubs to sample the best craft beers in the region.

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Best Spots for Late-Night Eats in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is known for its independent restaurants, walkable cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks, and a bustling downtown that hums with artistic energy. That doesn’t change at night, when some of the best food specials, live music and entertainment are happening in the Port City.

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19 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Alexandria

Alexandria has certainly earned its place among America’s top dog-friendly cities. One out of every four Alexandria residents is a dog (yes, we know dogs are people too), and in this pup-ular town, dog-lovers find no shortage of dog parks, doggy boutiques and even Doggie Yappy Hours. From Old Town to Del Ray, it’s dog days in Alexandria all year-round—and we’re not complaining. Continue reading