Del Ray

Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops, farmers markets and a booming restaurant scene. Del Ray is also known as “Well Ray” for its 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.

Del Ray Gems
Del Ray Restaurants Dine like a local and experience the award-winning restaurants in Del Ray More ›
Living Like a Local in Del Ray In Alexandria’s colorful Del Ray neighborhood, family, creativity and locally-owned are the name of the game, with tons of shops, events and… Experience Del Ray ›
Del Ray is "Well Ray" Del Ray is known as "Well Ray" for its large community of wellness businesses. Mind the Mat is one business on Mount Vernon Avenue that is leading the… More ›
Birchmere Music Hall Known for hosting the biggest names in country, R&B and folk, this legendary 500-seat music hall puts guests mere feet from the performers on stage. More ›
Cheesetique Hailed for “The Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in the US” by Food & Wine magazine, Cheesetique offers hard-to-find cheeses as well as a full-service restaurant… More ›
St. Elmo's Coffee Pub Hang out on the corner of Del Ray and Mount Vernon Avenue, where live music fills the floor most evenings and outdoor tables let the coffee-sipping… More ›
Del Ray Farmers Market Held year-round on Saturday mornings, this farmers market offers locally grown produce plus fresh meats, eggs, pasta and sauces, baked goods, eggs and… More ›
First Thursdays Find live music, delicious food and family-friendly entertainment at this free event along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray from 6 to 9 p.m. the first… More ›
Arlandria Top 9: Your Guide to Alexandria’s Little-Known… Arlandria may sound like a magical land in a fairy tale, but the Alexandria neighborhood just north of Del Ray is very real, authentic and off the… Learn More ›
Explore Art Deco Architecture in Del Ray Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood is a funky community full of some extraordinary architecture, including classic and authentic Art Deco buildings. Explore ›