50 Free Things to Do in Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C., is chock-full of free fun for all ages and interests. Here’s our go-to guide for more than 50 totally free things to do in Alexandria, including local favorites.

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Things To Do On the Alexandria Waterfront

Waterfront fun is a summer mainstay in Alexandria, located on the Potomac River just minutes from Washington, D.C. From riverside dining to boat cruises, waterfront parks, festivals and more, you can spend an entire day (or more!) on Alexandria’s waterfront. Whether you want to set sail on a boat cruise, dine outside with waterfront views, take the dog along or get a workout on the water, Alexandria is filled with endless options for everyone from family fun to date night. Get your slice of summer with all the things to do on the waterfront in Alexandria:
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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Alexandria This Summer

Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more. Located on the Potomac River just minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia has cold brews and summer treats, scenic parks, outdoor tours and new happenings in summer 2017. We’ve rounded up our top 10 reasons to visit Alexandria this summer: Continue reading

The Ultimate King Street Shopping Guide for Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, is the Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region. King Street, a walkable mile with more than 160 independent retailers from the King St.-Old Town Metro to the waterfront, was recently named “one of the best indie boutique scenes on the East Coast.”

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Top 10 Can’t Miss Spring Arts Events in Alexandria

Known by locals and visitors for its vibrant art scene, Alexandria, Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. is home to some extraordinary arts events and venues for everyone from music enthusiasts to theatre fans. With the warm spring weather upon us, we’ve rounded up our top 10 can’t-miss spring arts events throughout Alexandria. Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? Check out our list for fun spring ideas.

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Ask an Insider: Winter Date Ideas in Alexandria

Are you looking for a cozy spot to cuddle up with your partner on a date night this winter? Named the “#3 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” in 2017 by Amazon.com, Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside of Washington, D.C. is known as one of the top spots in the region to take a date. With Old Town’s colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, historic charm, and walkable downtown filled with independent restaurants and bars, it’s easy to stroll and find a hidden gem where you can unwind, enjoy a drink and take in live music nearly every night of the week. Resist the urge to hibernate and get outside with these top winter date ideas provided by those in the know.

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at First Night Alexandria

Looking for things to do on New Year’s Eve? There’s no party like an Alexandria party! Old Town will transform into a giant performance venue for the 22nd annual First Night Alexandria. Continue reading

15 Things to do in Alexandria This Weekend

Want to celebrate Alexandria’s biggest holiday weekend but don’t know where to start? Dinna fash yersel! (That’s Scottish for don’t worry.) We’ve rounded up our top picks to keep you covered all weekend long.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Holiday Season

In Alexandria, the most wonderful time of the year brings out the best of our city’s historic streets—store windows sparkle with festive displays, Old Town homes boast seasonal greenery and the mayor and Santa Claus will light Alexandria’s holiday tree in Market Square. From the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade to Waterskiing Santa, Alexandria is packed full of authentic holiday traditions, old and new in 2016. Continue reading

Take a Walking Tour of Del Ray’s Murals in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood is an eclectic and walkable neighborhood filled with an extraordinary art scene. From the architecture and art galleries to the extensive murals around every corner, Del Ray is a great place to spark your creativity.

Visit Alexandria recently hosted an #InstaMeetALX for a photo walk of Del Ray’s murals, with each one telling a different story about Del Ray and its history and culture. If you missed out, we’ve got you covered with this fun walking tour of murals in Del Ray featuring some of our favorite shots from the photo walk. You can make a day of exploring Del Ray’s street art, with no shortage of awesome restaurants to fuel your adventure along the way. You can start at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and work your way south on Mount Vernon Avenue, or start at Junction Bakery & Bistro and work your way north.

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