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All-American Summer in Alexandria

Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with live music, fireworks, food festivals and historic events...more

Visit Alexandria Offering Tickets to Tall Ship Hermione

Visit Alexandria is making available free tickets to tour the French Tall Ship Hermione when it docks in Alexandria, June 10, 11 and 12. Members of the public wishing to tour Hermione may stop by the Burke & Herbert Bank Main Office at 100 South Fairfax Street in Alexandria to pick up free tickets. With a 162-year history in the community, Burke & Herbert Bank was named this year as the official banking partner of Visit Alexandria...more

Visit Alexandria Launches Tourism Training for Frontline Staff

Visit Alexandria celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week today with the launch of Alexandria 101, a resource and tourism training for frontline staff throughout Alexandria that will include quarterly workshops and monthly one-on-one sessions to help businesses maximize revenue from tourism and provide visitors with extraordinary service...more

French Tall Ship Hermione to Visit Alexandria In Reenactment of Historic Voyage

Alexandria, VA – This summer, visitors to Alexandria, Virginia, can explore an exact replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of full French aid in 1780, helping turn the tide of the American Revolution. French tall ship Hermione will sail 3,819 miles from France to the U.S. to commemorate Lafayette’s historic voyage before docking in Alexandria, the ship’s Washington, D.C. port of call and one of 12 iconic stops on its tour...more

Spring Events in Alexandria, VA

As the cherry blossoms bloom in Washington, DC, seasonal activities abound just across the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, where the city’s scenic waterfront and historic home and garden tours make the perfect setting for a springtime getaway...more

20th Anniversary of First Night Alexandria

A spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River will ring in the New Year as part of First Night Alexandria, the largest family-friendly and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party in the Washington, DC region...more

2900-Mile East Coast Greenway Includes Alexandria

A group of over 40 bicycle riders rode to Alexandria on October 9 and 10, 2014, to raise awareness of, and funding for, the East Coast Greenway, a 2900-mile trail that will extend from Maine to Florida...more

Fall Festival Season in Alexandria, VA

Changing leaves aren't the only things coloring Alexandria's streets in the fall—come autumn, the city brims with activities like art-filled festivities, Halloween events at historic haunts and heart-pumping runs equipped with picturesque glimpses of the Potomac River...more

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

Alexandria's much-anticipated Summer Restaurant Week will return for ten days and two weekends from August 15-24, 2014, offering $35 three-course meals or $35 dinners for two...more

Alexandria Launches Second Thursday Remix

May 9, 2013. Second Thursday Old Town: Pop Dot. Warhol goes polka! Pop art with a dash of surrealism are the inspiration for the evening, with interactive art activities bubbling up at venues in the lower King Street area near the waterfront...more

King Street Named a "Top 10 Great Street" by American Planning Association

The American Planning Association (APA) announced the designation of King Street as one of 10 Great Streets for 2011 under the organization's Great Places in America program. APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value...more

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Visit Alexandria Launches New “Meetings Made Extraordinary” Campaign

Visit Alexandria is harnessing three new trends in the meetings industry, including personalized planning, mobile technology and the “experience economy,” with the launch of its Meetings Made Extraordinary campaign, which helps planners create memorable meetings in a destination that inspires delegates to step outside the box...more

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