All-American Summer in Alexandria

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. 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, DC vacation.


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Top 10 Reasons To Visit This Summer We’ve got your guide to the top 10 things to do this summer in Alexandria Find Your Reason ›
Outdoor Dining More than 30 restaurants featuring sidewalk or patio seating See More ›
Summer Tours Enjoy the sites & scenic views of our historic town on walking, bike and boat tours Learn More ›
Summer Events No matter the season, Alexandrians know how to celebrate View events ›
Waterfront Activities Views of National Harbor and DC's monuments just on the horizon Learn More ›
18 Dog-Friendly Things to Do Alexandria has certainly earned its place among America’s top dog-friendly cities. Learn More ›
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Baseball Boat Skip the traffic and ride Potomac Riverboat Company’s baseball boat to a game at Nationals Park. Learn More ›
National Mall Water Taxi Avoid the crowds and dock just steps away from memorials, museums and the Cherry Blossoms. Learn More ›
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