When temperatures start to fall, nothing warms you up like a cup of good cheer. Thankfully, Alexandria is practically overflowing with holiday spirit(s)! From special brews to festive cocktails, mulled wine and artisan cider, Alexandria restaurants and pubs are concocting and pouring yummy holiday drinks that will keep you toasty and toasting all the way to New Year’s.
Don’t want to be left out in the cold? Read on for our list of the top seasonal spirits in Alexandria! And of course, please drink responsibly (remember, too much eggnog got Grandma run over by a reindeer!).
Wondering what to get the men in your life this holiday season? Whether he’s an adventure-seeking outdoorsman, a fashion-savvy modern gentleman or an aspiring cocktail connoisseur, we bet you’ll find the perfect gift for your beau, dad, brother or friend on our list of Alexandria’s Top 5 Gifts for Men. Continue reading
When it comes to shopping, Alexandria has something for everyone, from fashion mavens to the tail-wagging crowd. What about tiny tots, you ask? Their eyes will be all aglow at the sight of the classic toys, books and more that made our list of the Top 5 Gifts for Kids from Alexandria! Continue reading
From expertly crafted cocktails to gourmet cheeses and high-end cookware, Alexandria is a foodie’s paradise. So how do you decide what to buy for your foodie friends and family this holiday season? Look no further than our Top 5 Gifts for Foodies, all found in Alexandria! Continue reading
In a town chock-full of independent boutiques overflowing with artisanal wares, home décor and fashionable accessories for both bipeds and dogs, just where do you start your holiday shopping? We’re here to help! Today we kick off our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Extraordinary Gifts, with our top picks for one-of-a-kind, it’s-a-perfect-fit gifts from Alexandria. Up first: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for the Home! Continue reading
Black Friday: for some people, it spells malls crawling with frantic shoppers fighting over mass-produced merchandise. Not so in Alexandria! If you like supporting small businesses, snagging one-of-a-kind deals and downing free donuts, the DC area’s “Shop Small” headquarters is the place to kick off your holiday shopping spree. Continue reading
Visit Old Town Alexandria and you find cobblestone streets, independent shops–and all the perks of a much larger city. It’s easy to get here and easy to get around: with a Metro stop and Amtrak station, the free King Street Trolley, Capital Bikeshare stations, and a water taxi to the National Mall, all roads (and rails, and rivers, and bikes and buses) lead to Alexandria.
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.) Sure, there are more than a dozen holiday events in Alexandria December 4-6, 2015, but the number one must-see is the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Continue reading
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
If it’s true, as Will Rogers says, that “You can judge a town by the quality of its chili,” then the Hard Times Café is proof that Alexandria is one extraordinary place to be. Continue reading