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.
The highly anticipated Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall on September 24, 2016 to powerful reviews from visitors. In just a few days on October 1, another thread in African American history will be told at Mount Vernon with the opening of the ground-breaking exhibition called “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” focusing on the personal stories of Mount Vernon’s enslaved people.
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
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
The best way to navigate our storied streets in the summer sunshine? Alexandria tours let you trace George Washington’s footsteps, take a cruise with your canine, and get a taste of Old Town’s culinary heritage, whether you like to explore by boat, bike or on foot. Continue reading
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.
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.
If you’ve spent any time in Alexandria, you’ve noticed (and probably Instagrammed) their brightly colored brick architecture or courtyard gardens. But when it comes to our historic homes, it’s what’s inside that counts. Continue reading
If you’re long on wanderlust but short on time, Alexandria is the perfect home base for day trips to DC, Virginia wine country or pristine national parks and beaches. From historic sites to mountain hikes, you can find it all in Alexandria’s backyard, with a host of attractions all within a few hours of our extraordinary city. Continue reading
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