Family Fun in Alexandria This Summer

Need some ideas for your family's summer vacation? Picnics along the Potomac River, bike rides down historic avenues and festivals overtaking waterfront parks shape the ideal summer getaway in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. Wind along cobblestoned streets on walking tours and learn of Alexandria's history as George Washington's hometown, or take the water taxi directly from Old Town Alexandria to the National Mall for a day of sightseeing in Washington, DC. 

As a culinary hub, the city is packed with restaurants, ranging from casual favorites to fine dining, cozy to al fresco, all within steps from pet-friendly hotelshistoric sites and a wide collection of stylish boutiques. Perfect for an excursion over Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend, or a conveniently accessible home base for a Washington, D.C. vacation.


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Top 10 Reasons To Visit This Summer Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more. Learn More ›
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