How to See the Cherry Blossoms from Alexandria

Soon we’ll be seeing the hallmark of spring in the D.C. area, when nearly 1,700 cherry blossom trees color Washington’s Tidal Basin in shades of pink, with peak bloom expected from the National Park Service between March 14-17, 2017.  Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Spring

Alexandria is buzzing with more than bees this spring, and this historic city just ouside Washington, D.C. offers endless opportunities to explore the wonders of springtime with new niche tours, restaurant and boutique openings and more ways than ever to see the cherry blossoms. Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore Alexandria’s outdoor events and tours, Mercy Street-inspired experiences, dog-friendly events and much more. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Alexandria this spring:

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Your Videos: Wish You Were Here in Alexandria

We recently asked Instagrammers to post a video showing us what they love about Alexandria for our Wish You Were Here In Alexandria contest. The results were amazing! Creative, thoughtful, and fun videos, all showing the best of the city we all love.

View the winning video and the runner-up, followed by other entries in no particular order. We love them all!

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30 Alexandria Tours: Beer, Boats, Bikes and more

The best way to navigate our storied streets in the summer sunshine? Alexandria tours let you trace George Washington’s footsteps, take a cruise with your canine, and get a taste of Old Town’s culinary heritage, whether you like to explore by boat, bike or on foot. Continue reading

6 Romantic Spots (with Date Ideas!) in Old Town Alexandria

Ranked the #1 most romantic city in the U.S. by Amazon, Alexandria is known as an enchanting escape. Thinking of a romantic getaway or the best places to pop the question? Here’s our list of 6 top romantic spots in Alexandria, plus several places nearby to make the perfect date.

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Top Places to Get Married in Alexandria

Historic, authentic, intimate—Alexandria is the perfect place for a wedding. Continue reading

Top 10 #ExtraordinaryALX Fan Photos

Picture-perfect, postcard-worthy – no matter what you call it, Alexandria is one photogenic city! That’s why back in October we challenged you via social media to capture extraordinary moments in Alexandria and tag the photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ExtraordinaryALX for the chance to be featured on Extra Alex. Continue reading

Dogs of Alexandria

It’s no secret that Alexandria loves dogs: just take a stroll down King Street in Old Town or Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and you’ll see many a pooch doing the same, human companion in tow. With dog friendly hotels, parks, boutiques and free treats throughout town, Alexandria is downright pup-ular. Continue reading

Top 7 Places for Photos in Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria gives photographers plenty to work with in terms of scenery, color and life: the city is studded with vibrantly colored doors and brick, cobblestone streets and stunning views of the Potomac River. With so much extraordinary scenery and architecture, Alexandria offers sought-after locales for engagement shoots, weddings, family photos, fashion shoots, and of course those no-filter-needed Instagrams. Continue reading