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.
This holiday season, make your shopping experience memorable and worry-free in Alexandria, the DC region’s Shop Small Headquarters. Over 80% of the shops in Old Town and Del Ray are independently owned—which means you can find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your “nice list”, all in one weekend.
This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city. Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first). Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for the weekend, we’ve compiled a roundup of farmers’ markets in Alexandria so you can experience each one like a local.
It starts with a stroll down Alexandria’s brick-lined streets. Then something catches your eye. You decide you’ll “just pop in…” It’s a tale as old as time in a city chock-full of independent boutiques, and it’s especially true of Alexandria’s many consignment shops Continue reading
For all you procrastinators out there looking for last-minute gifts, not to worry! Alexandria boutiques have unique gifts that fit perfectly in a stocking and your budget. Before you embark on a mad dash through the streets of Old Town in search of gifts, check out our list of the top 5 extraordinary gifts under $50 for a convenient roundup of Alexandria’s top sure-to-please stocking stuffers.
In Alexandria, we believe our pets deserve something special under the tree too. So why not show Fido a little extra love this holiday season with some of the city’s best gifts for pets? From plush dog beds to snazzy holiday sweaters and dapper accessories that are pure holiday card material, you won’t be able to resist pampering your pooch with presents from our list of Alexandria’s top 5 extraordinary gifts for pets!
The key to holiday gift giving? The best gifts are not mainstream or manufactured, but hand-picked and handmade. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find artisan-created gifts—Alexandria is a hotspot for handcrafted goods, from fine art to jewelry, clothing, skin care and more. Read on to see the one-of-a-kind products that made our list of the Top 5 Extraordinary Handcrafted Gifts from Alexandria! Continue reading
If you’re shopping for gifts for your mom, your sister or your better half this holiday season, you know she deserves the best. Luckily, Alexandria is the perfect place to find gifts that will make her feel pampered and stylish. Read on to see the fabulous items that made our Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for Her from Alexandria! Continue reading
Looking for gifts for the fashion-forward? With its chic independent boutiques and major national retailers, Alexandria serves up plenty of trendsetting style to turn heads this holiday season. Sparkly, classy, cozy or practical, our Top 5 Extraordinary Fashion Gifts from Alexandria will satisfy fashionistas of any stripe.
Wondering what to get the men in your life this holiday season? Whether he’s an adventure-seeking outdoorsman, a fashion-savvy modern gentleman or an aspiring cocktail connoisseur, we bet you’ll find the perfect gift for your beau, dad, brother or friend on our list of Alexandria’s Top 5 Gifts for Men. Continue reading