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.
Alexandria’s holiday season is in full swing, and there’s plenty of exciting family-fun to be had by all. To help find the best things to do with kids during the holidays, we asked local parents about their favorite family holiday traditions in this historic city. Don’t have kids? Don’t worry, there’s no age requirement for these fun activities—grab a few friends and find your inner child.
This holiday season, make your shopping experience memorable and worry-free in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small headquarters for independent boutiques. You can opt small and shop a local experience in a magical setting of holiday wonder all season long.
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
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
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 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 Doggy Happy Hours. From Old Town to Del Ray, it’s dog days in Alexandria all year-round—and we’re not complaining. Continue reading
Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more. Continue reading
Alexandria, Virginia is known as the city that’s “minutes from Washington, DC, yet a world away,” and when we say “a world away,” we mean it. Around every corner is a picturesque cobblestone streetscape, a surprising architectural detail, or a classic-style pub, all reminiscent of Europe—without the jet lag. Travel blogger Brianna from Casual Travelist said of Alexandria, “It’s a great walking city and much more European in style than many of the other East coast cities.”
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