Alexandria Accolades

Loved by residents and coveted by visitors, Alexandria's vibrant arts scene, chic shopping and award-winning restaurants has made it an extraordinary city to live and pause in. Don't believe us? The recognition Alexandria receives speaks for itself:

  • "Top 10 Most Romantic Cities" -ProFlowers (2015)
  • "Top 10 Downtowns" -Livability (2015)
  • "Best Mid-Sized City for Veterans to Live In" -Military Times (2015)
  • "Bicycle Friendly Community" Silver Level -League of American Bicyclists (2015)
  • "Best Cities for Millennials in 2015" -Forbes 
  • "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US" -Amazon.com (2015)
  • "Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education In America" -Movoto Real Estate (2015)
  • "The Most Well-Read City in America"-Amazon.com (2014)
  • "Top 10 Best Downtowns 2014"-Livability.com
  • "Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities"-Bicycling magazine (2014)
  • "Top 10 Safest Places in Virginia"-Movoto Real Estate (2014) 
  • "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US"-Amazon.com (2013)
  • "America's Top ArtPlaces 2013"-ArtPlace
  • "Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community"-League of American Bicyclists (2013)
  • "The Most Well-Read City in America"-The Washington Post (2013)
  • "Top 10 Cities on the Rise"-NerdWallet (2013)
  • "10 Favorite Cycling Destinations" -Virginia Living (2013)
  • "Best Small Cities for Art Nerds"-TravelNerd (2013)
  • "Best Foodie City in the South"-ConventionSouth (2013)
  • "Top 10 Foodie Cities 2013"-Livability.com
  • "Best US Cities for St. Patrick's Day"-The Atlantic Cities (2013)
  • "Top 10 Downtowns 2012"-Livability.com
  • “Top 10 Pet-Friendly Destinations” -Animal Planet (2012)

Stars of Alexandria:

  • Cheesetique: Where to Get Great Mac and Cheese from Coast to Coast -Food Network (2015)
  • Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Alexandria: The Most Pet-Friendly Airlines, Hotels, and Destinations (2015)
  • PX: "Most Creative Cocktail Menu" -Virginia Living magazine (2015)
  • Eamonn's a Dublin Chipper:"America's Best French Fries" -USA Today (2014)
  • Todd Thrasher (PX): "Top 10 Mixologists" in the Country -Food & Wine (2014)
  • Society Fair: "Best New Bars in the U.S." -Food & Wine (2013)
  • Restaurant Eve: "100 Places to Eat Now" -Southern Living (2013)
  • PX: "50 Best Bars in America" -Food & Wine (2013)
  • Morrison House (Kimpton Hotels): "World's Best Service 2013" -Travel + Leisure
  • The National Inventors Hall of Fame & Museum: "10 Great Places to be Inspired by Innovation"-USA Today (2013)
  • Hotel Monaco (Kimpton Hotels): "10 Best Pet Friendly Hotels" -USA Today (2013)
  • Cheesetique: 'Mac N' Cheesetique' named "Best Mac N' Cheese in the U.S." -Food & Wine (2012)

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