There’s no better time to get a taste of our city’s booming dining scene than Alexandria Restaurant Week, with more than 50 restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offering deals on gourmet cuisine and casual favorites from August 19-28, 2016. Continue reading
If you wanna be the very best at Pokémon Go, Alexandria is the perfect place to catch ’em all. Whether you just downloaded the game or you’ve leveled up to double-digits, this walkable city offers plenty of opportunity to pocket more Pokémon, even some rare ones.
Keep reading for our top 5 ‘Pokémon Go’ Stops in Alexandria.
Heads up, shopaholics—hot deals are headed your way at this year’s Alexandria Sidewalk Sale. On Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016, more than 50 Alexandria shops will offer deep discounts on sought-after merchandise like high-end shoes and mid-century furniture, children’s toys and home décor in this city known for its unique independent boutiques. You can even snag free parking at city meters thanks to the City of Alexandria!
Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood near the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is the perfect blend of locally-known hidden gems and contemporary conveniences, all in one walkable neighborhood. Home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum as well as African American heritage sites and locally-loved restaurants, we’ve rounded up our can’t-miss Carlyle stops so you can spend a day exploring the neighborhood. Continue reading
Alexandria is known in the DC region as one of the best places for cocktails and craft beer, but don’t take our word for it. We’ve asked some of our favorite insiders, including locals and travel bloggers, for the best places to get drinks in Alexandria. Whether you’re planning date night or a low-key outing with friends, Alexandria has everything from creative cocktails in a secret speakeasy to a “Pedals and Pints” bike ride with America’s Best Small Brewery. Keep reading to see what our insiders said:
Last year, The Bacon Brothers stole our hearts when they performed a pop-up concert at Sugar Shack Donuts to support a good cause. This summer, Michael and Kevin Bacon are coming back to Alexandria for a three-night stand at The Birchmere, and we had a chance to connect with the brotherly rock duo to ask what they love about Alexandria and what fans can expect while they play at The Birchmere from July 22-24, 2016. Here are our five takeaways from The Bacon Brothers:
You may not know it, but you’re a Maker. If you’ve ever taken something apart, put something together or done a DIY project, you’re part of the Maker Movement that’s become so popular, America was recently named a “Nation of Makers.” And Alexandria, Virginia is a haven for those who want to pursue their passion and spark their creativity. From beginners to experts, the possibilities for DIY creativity are endless in Alexandria with opportunities to make your own wardrobe and jewelry, build your own bike, design works of art, create plateware for your home or get your home-brewed beer on tap at a local brewery. It’s hard to imagine anything more satisfying than learning a skill in a creative community and being able to take home the final product. Keep reading to learn more about some of our favorite maker spaces in Alexandria.
Alexandria’s Parker-Gray neighborhood near Braddock Metro in northwest Old Town is on the National Register of Historic Places, full of historic architecture and rich African American history with extraordinary restaurants and hidden gems. This guide highlights some of our favorite activities and restaurants in the Parker-Gray/Braddock neighborhood.
Alexandria’s vibrant row houses, picturesque cobblestone streets and stunning waterfront views make our historic city the perfect place to take impressive Instagram images. We’ve rounded up our top 10 places to Instagram in Alexandria with some of our favorite examples from local Instagrammers to help you scout out the best photo ops. Follow @VisitAlexVA to check out more images and be sure to tag #ExtraordinaryALX for a chance to be featured on Visit Alexandria’s social media.