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.
Dix, neuf, huit—oh, excusez-moi. I’m just counting down until French tall ship Hermione sails into Alexandria’s harbor after its unprecedented voyage across the Atlantic. But you don’t have to wait until Hermione is here to celebrate Alexandria’s French connections! Continue reading
In Alexandria, some things never change. For centuries its cobblestone streets have inspired romantic strolls, artisans have sold handmade goods, and beer lovers (including George Washington) have downed pints of locally made brews. But Alexandria is also a dynamic city, ever-evolving, and in 2015 it’s just going to keep getting better, with hot new dining and a waterfront renaissance that is already underway. Continue reading