39 Alexandria Tours: Beer, Boats, Bikes and more

Wondering what is the best way to explore Alexandria, Virginia during the summer? Here, you can choose your own adventure and discover the storied streets of the third oldest locally designated historic district in the country by foot or bike, or hop on river cruises for iconic views of the D.C. monuments and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. From historic home tours to food tours, ghost tours and everything in between, these excursions leave no cobblestone unturned. Keep reading for all the best ways to explore Alexandria on guided and self-guided tours year-round.
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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, you can reward yourself with spectacular views of Washington, D.C.’s famous July 4th fireworks aboard special fireworks cruises boarding at the Alexandria Marina, or catch fireworks a few days early at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on June 29 and June 30, 2018. We also have our own fireworks display on July 7th, 2018 when we celebrate Alexandria’s and USA’s birthday during one big waterfront party.  Continue reading

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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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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