With experiential new tours, historic beer, an evolving waterfront and trending food, Alexandria, Virginia continues to make history with new happenings and major openings in 2017. Just outside of Washington, D.C., visitors and locals seeking uncommon experiences will find a wealth of options in historic Old Town Alexandria and off-the-beaten path neighborhoods.
Located minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia was ranked the “#1 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” by Amazon.com and is an enchanting wedding destination. Between Old Town Alexandria’s historic charm, red brick architecture, stunning waterfront views and countless things to do within walking distance, it’s no wonder couples choose it for their big day.
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
There’s nothing better than cozying up with loved ones to fireside dining when the temperatures drop. If you’re looking to share a warm meal with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a list of Alexandria restaurants with fireplaces that will make any meal memorable.
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.
Charles Esten, best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit series Nashville, returns to his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia on November 26 and 27, 2016, for two nights of performances at legendary music hall The Birchmere. We had a chance to chat with Charles about what it was like growing up in Alexandria, what fans can expect during his shows at The Birchmere, and much more. Here are our five takeaways from Charles Esten:
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
Sometimes, all you crave is a mouthwatering burger, and Alexandria has seemingly endless options to hit the spot with an array of burger joints and restaurants with delicious specialty burgers throughout the city. Keep reading for our roundup of the best burgers in Alexandria, including vegan and vegetarian options.