Get the Scoop: Best Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Alexandria

Alexandria is known as a sweet destination with nearly 20 artisanal sweets and dessert spots, and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to liquid nitrogen ice cream and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, with enough options to keep you cool all summer long.

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Five Ways to Celebrate July 4th in Alexandria

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 the Fourth of July, we do on July 7th, 2018 when we celebrate Alexandria’s and USA’s birthday during one big waterfront party. Alexandria also makes the perfect home base for Independence Day celebrations in D.C., or a unique getaway of its own.
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22 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Alexandria

Alexandria has certainly earned its place among America’s top dog-friendly cities. One out of every four Alexandria residents is a dog (yes, we know dogs are people too), and in this pup-ular town, dog-lovers find no shortage of dog parks, doggy boutiques and even Doggy Yappy Hours. From Old Town to Del Ray, it’s dog days in Alexandria all year-round—and we’re not complaining. Continue reading

Best Places for Live Music in Alexandria, Virginia

In Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., there’s live music around every cobblestone corner. From buskers at the marina in Old Town to the world-renowned Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall in Del Ray, there’s something for every type of music-lover in the Port City.

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Best BBQ Spots in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is praised by the press and locals alike for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots making best-of lists in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper and more. Restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and the West End are serving up all your favorite barbecue recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of.
We’ve rounded up our favorite spots where you can find BBQ in Alexandria, including some new restaurants and local favorites. Just be warned, this post may cause extreme hunger.

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20+ LGBTQ Pride Month Happenings in Alexandria, VA

Throughout June, celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, minutes from Washington, D.C., with more than 20 events, happenings, food and drink specials, hotel packages and more. The city was recommended by OUT Magazine in 2018, rated an “All-Star” for LGBTQ rights by the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index in 2017 and named the #2 Best Town in Virginia for LGBT Families by Movoto in 2016. Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive home base for your Pride Month celebrations including Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride from June 7 to 10, 2018.

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Things To Do On the Alexandria Waterfront

Waterfront fun is a summer mainstay in Alexandria, located on the Potomac River just minutes from Washington, D.C. and named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine. This summer, enjoy new vistas opening up at the foot of King Street and the marina as construction begins on the new King Street Park at the Waterfront which will open this fall. 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 perfect for everything from family fun to date night. Get your slice of summer with the many things to do on the waterfront in Alexandria:
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Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco in Alexandria, Virginia, named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine. Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria’s booming culinary scene is best enjoyed outdoors, from waterfront seating to lush green courtyard patios to street-side eats and everything in between. Looking to pair some fresh air with your rosé? Read on to see our top picks for outdoor dining in Alexandria.

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Top 14 Reasons to Visit Alexandria This Summer

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, historic Alexandria, Virginia is the ideal summer getaway for family fun just minutes from Washington, D.C. Located on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria summers are filled with endless ways to enjoy the season, from “Hamilton” happenings, boat cruises and walking tours to festivals, live music and LGBTQ Pride Month events. You can explore the city on a day trip, or make it your home base for a D.C. family vacation with some of the best hotel prices of the year. With so many spectacular summer activities to choose from, we’ve rounded up our top reasons to visit Alexandria this summer.

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The Best Brunch Spots in Alexandria, VA

Nothing beats weekend brunch in Alexandria, located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C. Whether you’re sharing brunch with family or catching up with friends, you can linger over a latte, sip mimosas and indulge in rich eggs Benedict or buttery French toast patio-side for a laid-back, satisfying meal at our independent restaurants. Sound tempting? To help you choose the perfect spot, we’ve rounded up our favorite places for brunch in categories like Best Eggs Benedict, Best Biscuits, French Favorites, Best Waffles, and Seafood Specialists to help you decide. Cheers to the weekend!

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