Waterfront fun is a summer mainstay in Alexandria, located on the Potomac River just minutes from Washington, D.C. From riverside dining to boat cruises, waterfront parks, festivals and more, you can spend an entire day (or more!) on Alexandria’s waterfront. Whether you want to set sail on a boat cruise, dine outside with waterfront views, take the dog along or get a workout on the water, Alexandria is filled with endless options for everyone from family fun to date night. Get your slice of summer with all the things to do on the waterfront in Alexandria:
There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and with a vibrant culinary scene, we’re pretty much pros at dining outdoors. From waterfront seating to courtyard patios to street-side eats, options abound.
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.
In a city as patriotic as Alexandria (we’ve been known to house an American president or two), choosing how to celebrate July 4th can be a tough task. Although Alexandria does not have fireworks on July 4th, we do on July 9th when we celebrate Alexandria’s and USA’s birthday during one big waterfront party. Continue reading
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.
Alexandria is one of America’s most historic haunts, making this Halloween weekend a can’t-miss fall fright. Been too “wrapped up” to make Halloween plans? Don’t be scared, even if you’re a mummy, we’ve got you covered with these spooky and kooky Halloween weekend picks.
Does “the weekend is almost here” sound like music to your ears? Good, because this weekend Live Music Week gets underway, with jazz, country, rock, bluegrass and more taking over dozens of Alexandria restaurants and bars. Continue reading
As Alexandria’s fastest-growing neighborhood, the West End is full of surprises. Continue reading
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