Free Things to Do

Families and visitors on a budget will find plenty of no-fuss, low-cost and free things to do in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • Use your phone for a self-guided tour around the city -- dial 703.229.8632 and use a map to key in numbered locations for a narrated tour of city sites
  • The free King Street trolley takes riders on a tour of the bustling shopping district and sites along the way
  • Sample local flavors at the Old Town Farmers Market on Saturdays
  • Relax on a park bench by the waterfront to take in the sights and sounds of the river or watch boats dock at the Marina while street performers entertain the crowds
  • Follow the Mount Vernon Trail by bike or foot for picturesque views all the way to George Washington’s famed estate
  • Observe artists at work at the Torpedo Factory Art Center or innovation at the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, both free
  • Take in the Del Ray neighborhood's festive, family-friendly First Thursdays celebrations, spring and summer evenings along Mt. Vernon Avenue.


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