Your Guide to Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria

Did you know you’re invited to one of the biggest birthday parties in America? On February 20, 2017, thousands of people (plus some dogs and horses) will march through the streets of Old Town Alexandria to celebrate the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday.

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at First Night Alexandria

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

Top Things To Do With Kids This Holiday Season

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.

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50 Free Things to Do in Alexandria

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.

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Spook or Treat: Top Halloween Events in Alexandria

Halloween in Alexandria is so legendary, one day is not enough to experience all of the eclectic tricks and treats throughout October. Whether you’re in search of hair-raising haunts, or simply want to satisfy your sweet-tooth, celebrate “witch-ever” way you prefer all month long with these eekstraordinary spooky and sweet events.

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17 Sweet Spots for Alexandria Treats

In Alexandria, we always have room for dessert. The city is known as a dream for cuisine with a booming restaurant scene in Old Town and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods. And Alexandria is a top dessert destination, with a bevy of bakeries and sweets shops serving everything from old-timey candies to artisan gelato.  Continue reading

Summer Larks in Alexandria Parks

Baseball. Fishing. Grilling. Blackberry picking. (Is your mouth watering yet?) You can find all of this and more this summer in Alexandria parks. Continue reading

Top Halloween Events in Alexandria

IT’S ALIVE!!! Alexandria’s history, that is. Come Halloween, Alexandria’s rich  past comes to life as spirits walk the cobblestone streets and costumed guides lead brave souls on late-night tours of Old Town’s haunted hotspots. Continue reading

Hidden Gems for Kids

Summer is winding down and fall is most definitely in the air, which can only mean one thing: kids are headed back to school! With kid-friendly activities by boat and on land, toy boutiques and candy stores, Alexandria is decked with pockets of hidden gems perfect for last ditch summer outings before getting back in front of that chalkboard. Continue reading