Great Date Ideas in Alexandria

With its cobblestone streets, gorgeous views and world-class restaurants and entertainment, it’s no wonder Alexandria, Virginia, is known as one of the area’s most romantic cities and was named the “Best Place for a First Date” by Washingtonian magazine. Just a sample of what awaits couples young and old:

  • Riverside paths invite long strolls, bike rides or picnics, while the observation deck at the George Washington Masonic Memorial offers unparalleled views
  • Soak up a special evening at an award-winning restaurant like Vermilion, Bastille or La Bergerie, voted one of the town’s most romantic by local diners
  • Duck into BRABO Tasting Room for wine tastings, or sip handcrafted cocktails in the wood-paneled lounge at PX Lounge
  • For a lively night out, check the calendar at The Birchmere, where you’ll catch a range of legendary musicians and up-and-comers taking the stage.

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