Alexandria, Virginia is chock-full of so much free fun, you could spend an entire day in the Port City without spending a dime. Here’s our go-to guide for more than 50 totally free things to do in Alexandria, including local favorites.
Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more. Continue reading
Visitors in Old Town love to admire Alexandria’s beautiful cobblestone streets, but looking up also has its rewards—our city boasts an astonishing collection of historic architecture with unique and interesting features. With 2016 Virginia Architecture Week happening April 9-16 and warmer, longer days, now is the perfect time to take a walk through Old Town to explore the extraordinary architecture around every corner. You can also sign up for the popular Walking Tour of Historic Alexandria this Sunday, April 10 for a more in-depth experience.
If you’re looking for a shopping district in the DC area with panache and authentic charm, Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street can’t be beat. Continue reading
Alexandria is one of America’s most historic haunts, making this Halloween weekend a can’t-miss fall fright. Been too “wrapped up” to make Halloween plans? Don’t be scared, even if you’re a mummy, we’ve got you covered with these spooky and kooky Halloween weekend picks.
This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city. Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first). Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for the weekend, we’ve compiled a roundup of farmers’ markets in Alexandria so you can experience each one like a local.
On Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront will be transformed into an outdoor gallery with original work by more than 200 artists – from paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, and ceramics – there is something for everyone in every price range.
“Arlandria” may sound like a magical land in a fairy tale, but the Alexandria neighborhood just north of Del Ray is very real, authentic and off the beaten path. Continue reading