Member Stories

Alexandria's inspired community of restaurateurs, retailers and hoteliers creates an unforgettable destination for tourists and residents alike. As a collective, the members of Visit Alexandria form a strong, unified presentation of what makes this city remarkable. Watch the short videos below to learn why people love living and working in extraordinary Alexandria. 

Feels Like Home Meet Marlene Stevens, operator of the King Street Trolley
Welcoming Environment Meet Elizabeth Todd, owner of the Shoe Hive and co-founder of the Old Town Boutique District
Thrill and Excitement Meet Wellington Watts, owner of Alexandria Colonial Tours
True Main Street Meet Pat Miller of the Del Ray Business Association
Joy to Share Meet Fred Wellman, owner of Lady Burg Bath and Body Apothecary
Fun and Games Meet Darren Sonnier, co-owner of Escape Room Live in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC
Every Day is Different Meet Kevin Chavez, manager and head waiter of Il Porto Restaurant
Why Alexandria Meet Mark Harvey, former Director of Meetings and Operations for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals