People patio dining in Old Town Alexandria, VA

Old Town Alexandria Weekend Itinerary

Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Best Cities 2020 by Southern Living, historic Alexandria, Virginia is a welcoming weekend escape on the Potomac River minutes from Washington, D.C. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Hotels ranging from boutique-style to the best known brands await you. Plan a perfect weekend getaway with the ideas below. For more inspiration, see Top 18 Things to Do in Old Town.  

Based on the latest CDC health guidance, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces in Alexandria, regardless of vaccination status.

Friday


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Pedestrians walking and a trolley passing through Downtown Alexandria, VA

Saturday

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BARCA wide outdoor dining shot

Sunday

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American Flags Hanging From Old Town Buildings