Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops, the Del Ray Famers Market and a booming restaurant scene. Our favorite time to visit is for weekend brunch. Check out our blog post for suggestions about the best spots for brunch, including several that are in Del Ray. Del Ray is also known for its “Wellness District,” a large community of holistic health businesses.
Eclectic shops and signature events like Art on the Avenue contribute to an artsy ambiance. Del Ray hosts the popular "First Thursday" events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family fun and a splash of local culture.
On the north side of Del Ray, find shows at America's legendary music hall, The Birchmere in the area known as Arlandria, also popularly known as Chirilagua, for the El Salvadoran village that was at one time home to many of its residents where now, small shops and restaurants with an international flavor line its streets.
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Things to Do in Del Ray
Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood is a booming scene of locally owned eateries, eclectic shops, colorful murals and community events like Art on the Avenue.