Old Town Alexandria

A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the best Old Town Alexandria restaurants, arts, events, shopping and historic attractions.

Whether you're museum-goers, art enthusiasts, or shoppers there are always things to do in Old Town Alexandria. Night or day, top chefs draw diners with creative menus and exquisite experiences. At night, Old Town bars and pubs are abuzz with live music, along with local beer or craft cocktails. If you can't decide on what to do, check out our top 10 things to do in Old Town Alexandria.

Old Town Top 10 Make the most of your time in Alexandria. Learn more ›
Restaurants Bite into a booming culinary scene praised by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York Times. Learn more ›
Things to Do Countless attractions and family-friendly sites await in Old Town Alexandria. Have Fun ›
Hotels Just steps away from popular restaurants, historic sites and stylish boutiques. Rest Well ›
Shopping A blend of independent galleries, stylish boutiques, vintage shops and national retailers. Learn more ›
History Alexandria's history is filled with events that helped shape the United States of America into the country it is today. Learn More ›
Free King Street Trolley There's no easier, quicker way to make your way through the heart of Old Town than the Free King Street Trolley. Learn more ›
Things to Do in South Old Town Alexandria Step off King and explore the southern part of the neighborhood to find a treasure trove hidden gems and local favorites. Explore ›
7 Ways Alexandria is Like a European Old Town Around every corner is a picturesque cobblestone streetscape, a surprising architectural detail, or a classic-style pub, all reminiscent of… Explore ›
How to Shop on King Street If you’re looking for a shopping district in the DC area with panache and authentic charm, Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street can’t be beat. Learn More ›