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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
Alexandria, Virginia is the Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region, with what was named “one of the best indie boutique scenes on the East Coast” by Where Magazine. With a mix of independently owned boutiques and national stores, Alexandria is the perfect destination for a shopping trip in the D.C. region, located in a walkable and picturesque historic setting on the Potomac River waterfront. Some of the city’s most unique stores and local favorites are also worth making a trip for, from specialty shops with a following to one-of-a-kind boutiques you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a vintage cocktail enthusiast, a designer shoe fanatic, a yarn connoisseur, or have another specialty interest, you’ll find your niche in Alexandria and you’ll be glad you made the trip.
As “Hamilton” hysteria spreads to Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the show’s run at The Kennedy Center June 12 to September 16, 2018, Alexandria is proud to announce special programming at historic sites “Hamilton” fans won’t want to miss in the city recently named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by Money magazine. Founded in 1749, Alexandria, Virginia is filled with Colonial history as well as new experiences visitors can enjoy at historic sites tucked into 18th– and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown.
Alexandria, Virginia, located on the Potomac River waterfront within eyesight of Washington, D.C., comes to life each spring with an arts scene as vibrant as the cherry blossoms. From gallery parties inside the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center with drinks inspired by the artwork to concerts at The Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall, there’s something for every type of art enthusiast in the Port City this spring. Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? We’ve got you covered with our top 11 can’t-miss spring art events happening in Alexandria in 2018.
Irish pubs, live music locales and a speakeasy hidden inside a donut shop: these are just some of Alexandria, Virginia’s more than 35 bars. Find the perfect spot for any occasion, from quiet conversations in an upscale lounge to a fun night out with friends. Watch our video 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA for a peek at some of our favorites in Old Town Alexandria and nearby Del Ray.
Spring is one of the most picturesque times to visit Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront. This historic city buzzes with renewed energy each spring as hues of pink wash over 18th- and 19th- century architecture and cobblestone streets, signaling cherry blossom season and longer, warmer days. Visitors will find endless ways to explore the wonders of springtime and awaken the senses in Alexandria, whether it’s taking a boat cruise on the Potomac River or jogging alongside it on the award-winning Mount Vernon Trail. You can find new shops and restaurants, attend “spirited” seasonal events, catch spring arts performances, or hop on an historic tour. With so many happenings it can be hard to choose, so we’ve got you covered with our top 10 reasons to visit Alexandria this spring.