All-American Summer in Alexandria

Need 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. and named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by MONEY magazine. 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, D.C.

Alexandria is a foodie destination with a culinary scene highlighted in USA Today, 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 with more than 60 events taking place, or a conveniently accessible home base for a Washington, D.C. vacation.


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Top 14 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. Get Inspired ›
LGBTQ Pride Month Celebrate Pride Month throughout June with special events, happenings and food and drink specials. Learn More ›
2018 MLB All-Star Game Skip the traffic and ride the Baseball Boat from Alexandria to Nationals Park. Learn More ›
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Outdoor Dining Dine al fresco, enjoying people watching on King Street or stunning waterfront views. Alexandria has nearly 50 restaurants with sidewalk and patio… Bon Appétit ›
Summer Tours From boat to bike tours and from photo to food tours, enjoy the sites and scenic views of our historic town. Learn More ›
Summer Events Alexandria knows how to celebrate summer with more than 60 events ranging from festivals to fireworks. View Events ›
Waterfront Activities There’s plenty to do on the banks of the Potomac River from picnics in the park to hopping on the water taxi to the National Mall or National Harbor. Learn More ›
The Best Brunch Spots in Alexandria The not-so-secret ingredient to a perfect weekend in Alexandria? Without a doubt, the answer is weekend brunch. Learn More ›
Family-Friendly Things to Do With plenty of kid-friendly museums, activities and dining options, Alexandria is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation. Learn More ›
Visit Historic Sites & Attractions Founded in 1749 and known as George Washington’s hometown, Alexandria is filled with historic sites and attractions, including more than 140 locations… Learn More ›
DC Family Vacation Itinerary Minutes from D.C. on the Potomac River, Alexandria is a centrally located, affordable and historic home base for your capital getaway. Start Planning ›
Old Town Alexandria Weekend Itinerary Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Old Town Alexandria, named a Top 5 Small City by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Get Inspired ›
Pet Friendly Things to Do Alexandria's adoration for man's best friend has reached new heights with pet friendly hotels, parks and even a Canine Cruise. Learn more ›