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Outdoor Activities & Sports

Alexandria is an active community that offers visitors a chance to escape to the great outdoors without leaving town. AAA named Alexandria one of the "Ten Most Walkable Cities" in the country, but if a walk isn't enough exercise, hiking and biking trails wind along the waterfront with breathtaking views of the Potomac River, guiding you through George Washington's Mount Vernon and Civil War sites. Prefer a plunge? Alexandria can take you there: Cameron Run Regional Park's waterslides and lap pool bring a family-friendly oasis to Virginia.


Things to Do Square

Cherry Blossom by Boat

Biking in Alexandria

Bring or rent a bike and coast along the scenic Potomac waterfront

Waterfront Activities

Views of National Harbor and DC's monuments just on the horizon


Enjoy the sites & scenic views of our historic town on walking, bike and boat tours

Family Friendly Parks square

Farmers market Square

Outdoor dining square2

Parks in Alexandria

Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city of Alexandria

Farmers Markets

Each Saturday and Sunday of the month, peruse stalls of high quality produce and goods made and grown locally

Outdoor Dining

More than 30 restaurants featuring sidewalk or patio seating


Bike and Roll Alexandria

  • 3 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria Waterfront
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Bike and Roll encourages locals and tourists alike to hop on two wheels and Bike the Sites® of Alexandria! We have hybrid bikes or kids equipment available to rent by the day. Rent a bike and cruise…Learn More

Cameron Run Regional Park

  • 4001 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Waterslides, wave pool, lap pool, batting cages and miniature golf. Call for seasonal hours.…Learn More

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center

The facility offers a 25 meter pool, a fitness room, meeting rooms, 3 racquetball courts, and a Soft Playroom (kids 5 & under), which is one of only two in the Metropolitan area. It sits on a four…Learn More

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The beautiful riverside estate of George Washington includes the Mansion, outbuildings, tomb, & working farm, and new visitor facilities with 25 galleries and theaters. The new Orientation Center and…Learn More

Pacers Running Store Alexandria

  • 1301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Pacers Alexandria opened in 1991 and is “ye olde”-st store in the Pacers family. Nestled among historic buildings and rowhouses, this store embodies the “old running store” feel with decades worth of…Learn More

ShadowLand Family Entertainment Center

  • 5508 Franconia Road
  • Springfield/Alexandria, VA 22310

Strap on a suit, enter the 7,500 sq ft multi level, carpeted arena and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Great for youth groups (we can accommodate groups of up to 250 people), family outings…Learn More

Top Golf Alexandria

  • 6625 S. Van Dorn Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22315

TopGolf Alexandria is so much more than just a golf driving range – it is a revolutionary sports entertainment complex combining games with great food and an environment that you can enjoy…Learn More

Wheel Nuts LLC

  • 302 Montgomery Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Wheel Nuts Bike Shop is the #1 full service store in Old Town Alexandria, whether renting our bikes or needing parts, gear or repairs for you and your bike, let our friendly staff help you. We are…Learn More


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