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Alexandria continually makes headlines as a richly authentic, stylish and foodie-forward destination with an arts-minded, independent community. Check out the latest chatter in the media:

Condé Nast Traveler, October 2021
The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2021 Readers' Choice Awards
Alexandria the #3 Best Small City in the U.S.: Washingtonians are all in on the secret, but it's no surprise the rest of the world is catching up: Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation's capital, draws travelers and would-be residents alike. Most folks start to imagine moving there just after setting foot in Old Town, once they've strolled the red brick sidewalks, clocking street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries. When you visit, scope out King Street, packed with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops, before landing at the waterfront.

Fodor’s Travel, August 2021
The 15 Best River Walks in the United States
The Potomac River waterfront walk offers picturesque rambles along a centuries-old historic shoreline. Discover D.C.’s iconic monuments, ample riverside dining, photo-ready artwork, and more. Check out the African American Heritage Trail, a self-guided waterfront tour highlighting the local people, places, and neighborhoods from the time of Alexandria’s founding through the 20th–century.

The Daily Beast, August 2021
If You Visit Alexandria, Don’t Expect a Ye Olde History Lesson
Alexandria, Va. is a city A. Rich in history, B. Haunted by history, C. Grappling with history, or D. All of the above. Go with D. Neighbored on the north by Arlington and the National Cemetery and on the south by Mt. Vernon, and facing Washington, D.C., across the Potomac River, Alexandria and its environs comprise as storied a piece of real estate as can be found anywhere in the country. Local history and custom are baked into nearly every aspect of city life. 

Forbes, July 2021
Explore Art And History, At Street Level, In Alexandria, Virginia
Brick-lined streets and cobblestone alleys in a historic downtown featuring more than 100 locally owned boutiques. An architectural wonderland from Georgian and Victorian to Mid-Century Modern. The largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. The nation’s oldest farmer’s market. The skinniest historic house in America (seven feet wide). A vibrant foodie scene offering everything from buzzworthy contemporary steakhouses and clambakes to world class barbecue and haute hot dogs. Yes, haute hot dogs. All located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C. and one Metro stop from Reagan Washington National Airport. Alexandria, Virginia, pound for pound, may be the country’s most potent tourist destination.

USA Today, July 2021
Need to Find Out if a Tourist Attraction is Open? Here's Where to Look for Accurate Info
Online is more reliable than print.  As a former newspaper guy, it hurts me to say this. But when it comes to attraction openings, don't trust what's printed. This spring, when I visited Alexandria, Virginia, I had a brochure that listed opening hours. The pandemic had turned everything upside down. Fortunately, Alexandria has a page with updated information and CDC guidance. That's where to look for the latest info. "We regularly check the websites of local attractions to find their current opening and closing status and make sure we put all the latest information on one page," says Patricia Washington, CEO of Visit Alexandria.

Prevue, July 2021
Alexandria Evolves its Offering for Meeting Planners
With a newly revitalized waterfront area and expanded hotel offerings in the works, Alexandria offers meeting planners a host of ways to experience what the destination has to offer. Alexandria, Virginia is located on the Potomac River waterfront, just five miles from Washington D.C., and connected by water taxis and the D.C. Metrorail system. Located only 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport, the destination has its own Amtrak station in Old Town, which is a nationally designated historic district and the city’s downtown area.

Inside Hook, June 2021
Alexandria Just Might Be the Craft Beer Destination of Your Dreams
Alexandria, Virginia, is only just emerging as an American center for craft brewery, and given its history, this should come as a surprise. Until Prohibition, Alexandria was home to the largest brewery in the South — and one of the most influential in U.S. history. After its closure in 1916, however, it would take nearly a century for the city to re-establish itself as a center for beer.

Roadtrippers, June 2021
Creating a legacy: How Alexandria’s Black history has helped shape the city
About a 4-hour drive from New York City, Alexandria’s proximity to Washington, D.C., makes it an easy road trip. So in desperate need of a change of scenery, in mid-May, journalist Tracy Hopkins returned to pedestrian-friendly Old Town—this time with her husband—just as face mask and social distancing restrictions were being lifted. During this visit, however, she get a closer look at Black life in Alexandria (both past and present) through walking tours and thoughtful conversations with several Black business owners. Check out Tracy's A Black history tour of Alexandria, Virginia as well. 

Fodor's Travel, June 2021
How Juneteenth Is Being Celebrated in Small Towns Across America
Alexandria has several events planned. Two highlights: “Day of Jubilee!” on June 17 and “Tell Me Your Name” on June 18. “Day of Jubilee!” features performances of “Sounds of Hope & Harmony” in the Secret Garden at the Rectory; Classical Movements will be hosting this uplifting and festive musical celebration of Juneteenth with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts. It will feature texts by Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. and music by composers Margaret Bonds and Adolphus Hailstork.

The Knot, June 2021
10 Whimsical Garden Wedding Ideas 'Bridgerton' Fans Will Love
In addition to fresh flowers, woven greenery will give your venue the ethereal, whimsical vibe that's often associated with garden weddings. "For those who want a bolder floral presence, a free-standing arbor adorned with flowers and greens is an option," says Andrea Cochrane Tracey, historic site manager of the Carlyle House Historic Park in Alexandria, Virginia. "Decorating the backs of chairs for guests and the wedding party is another way to add accents of flowers and greens."

Travel + Leisure, May 2021
50 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
Niche ranked the best places to live in the U.S. according to their overall livability, considering factors like quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities. Alexandria is ranked among the 50 best cities to live in the U.S. 

Washington Post Going Out Guide, May 2021
Art Installation in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park is Playful — and Makes a Point
Alexandria’s Waterfront Park appears to be a peaceful spot, but it’s actually a battleground. And while most of the conflicts waged there are safely in the past, one is looming. This imminent struggle between the Potomac River and its banks is one of the implied subjects of “Groundswell,” a sculptural installation by Mark Reigelman.

ESSENCE, April 2021
Meet The Black Chef Who Is Revitalizing Northern Virginia’s Food Scene
Though it just opened in January of this year, Ada’s On The River in Alexandria’s Old Town has already become the subject of laudatory profiles in national publications and dubbed as one of the best restaurants in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The reason? Ada’s secret weapon: Chef Randall Matthews. The Executive Chef and native of District Heights, Maryland, has taken helm of the restaurant’s menu which includes wood-fired prime steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian fare —  all set to the sweeping views of the Potomac River. In a word, the food is delicious. 

Southern Living, March 2021
Meet the Boutique Southern Distilleries You Need to Know About
Many people don't know that in 1799, a distillery at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate was the largest in the country, producing a whopping 11,000 gallons of liquor. Today, a reproduction of the distillery produces small batches of whiskey, brandy, and rum right there at Mount Vernon utilizing 18th-century techniques. The estate is also the site of a working grist mill where the grains are ground for George Washington's Whiskey.

Condé​ Nast Traveler, March 2021
How to See the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., This Year
Looking to go in person but to an alternate location? Consider running (like we do) the Mount Vernon Trail to Gravelly Point for a view across the Potomac. A lesser-known spot is the National Arboretum in Northeast, where there’s usually an extended blooming season. Or hop on a water taxi and motor from The Wharf to Georgetown, National Harbor, and Old Town Alexandria, whose 100 block of Wolfe Street has particularly photogenic petals.

Business Insider India, March 2021
Weddings could be safe this spring and summer, experts say - here's how to go about it
By August of last year, Lindsey and Danny Chase knew it was time to abandon their dream of a church wedding with 200 guests. Coronavirus cases were on the rise in Alexandria, Virginia, where Lindsey works as a sales manager in the tourism industry. "The pandemic wasn't really slowing down, and we knew that there were restrictions in Virginia and in DC about how many people could be at a private event," she told Insider. "We just decided not to take our chances." The couple opted for a small outdoor ceremony at an estate with just 11 guests, followed by a reception in their backyard.

Inside America Magazine (Germany), March 2021
Superhero on the road in the Capital Region USA
Both Washington, DC and the state of Virginia have already made their unique backdrops available to a number of Hollywood films. But the visit of a real superhero was also something special for the US capital region. With the new film Wonder Women 1984 , which is currently being shown on Sky in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is due to be released in cinemas as soon as possible, film fans can experience the US capital and nearby Alexandria, Virginia, in the 1980s. With the follow-up film, Warner Bros. builds on the blockbuster highlight Wonder Woman from 2017.

Travel + Leisure, February 2021
The Best Places to Travel in March
Visitors to the capital might also enjoy staying nearby in Virginia. Alexandria, on the Potomac, boasts cherry blossoms as well as waterfront views from Ada's on the River, a new restaurant inspired by Ada Lovelace, famed female mathematician. In McClean, Virginia, the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is a short distance to Washington, D.C.

Forbes, February 2021
Ada’s On The River Brings Imaginative, Wood-Fired Cooking To Alexandria’s Waterfront
Across the Washington metropolitan area, a smattering of restaurants have opened during the pandemic – demonstrating how to pivot and innovate during these uncertain times. But Ada’s on the River in Alexandria’s Old Town is an especially strong example of how to turn challenging circumstances into a unique opportunity. Because in a few short weeks, the new contemporary steakhouse gracing the waterfront by Alexandria Restaurant Partners – they’re also behind area hot spots The Majestic and Vola’s Dockside Grill – has captured the attention of locals and hungry travelers alike.

Saveurs Magazine, February 2021
Virginia, the Culinary Cradle of the United States
The people of Virginia are very attached to their farmers markets; As an agricultural state, its towns and villages naturally saw stalls flourish very early on, selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, breads and cheeses. The Old Town Farmers Market in Alexandria has been welcoming locals and visitors without interruption since 1753! President George Washington sent produce from his Mount Vernon property's vegetable gardens there to sell. Today, during the summer, some 70 stands are installed there. 

Travel + Leisure, January 2021
14 Birthday Trip Ideas for Every Type of Traveler 
To enjoy your birthday to the fullest, head to the underrated and affordable small town of Alexandria, where you'll find both fascinating history and mouthwatering eats, a happy marriage of Southern hospitality and mid-Atlantic sophistication. Stay in Old Town at Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, mere steps from easily walkable King Street with a clean, nautical vibe. 

Budget Travel, January 2021
Can’t Get to Europe? These U.S. Destinations Will Make You Feel Like You’re There
Founded by Scottish merchants in 1749, this city outside of Washington, D.C. gives off a Colonial English vibe within its Old Town District. Captain’s Row is a cobblestone streetscape, while the brick-lined King Street has many shopping ops. The Old Town Farmers’ Market has been in existence since before the American Revolution; George Washington sent produce grown at nearby Mount Vernon to be sold there. 

Travel + Leisure (video), January 2021
4 AMAZING Stories from The Underground Railroad
Explore different stories in Alexandria Virginia’s history of slaves who ran away to freedom using the underground railroad. Join Travel + Leisure as they walk around Alexandria Virginia with John Chapman from Manumission Tours and explore some of these historical moments.

Southern Living (print and online), December 2020
Celebrate the Christmas Charm of Alexandria, VA
Given its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Alexandria offers the best of both worlds: small-town charm and urban access. As you drive in from the city, it’s almost shocking just how quickly the scenery transforms—before the song playing on your radio switches over, the riverfront highway gives way to squat brick town houses and cobblestone streets. The flickering gas lanterns feel like 18th-century relics, and they very well might be. This town’s architecture dates back as far as 1749, when Alexandria was founded. Some of the brick buildings have been treated to a fresh coat of paint, the pastel blue or creamy white offsetting more traditional redbrick facades; each has its own character.

Travel + Leisure, December 2020
Why Alexandria, Virginia Should Be Your Next Winter Road Trip
This is when Alexandria, Virginia enters the picture. An easy four-hour drive from New York and just ten minutes from the nation’s capital, the waterfront city balances the sophistication of an urban metropolis with the neighborly vibes of a small town. Though there’s never a bad time for a getaway here, Alexandria shines especially bright right now by conjuring up the nostalgia of old-world Europe. Historic King Street has a 40-foot-tall tree gracing Market Square with 40,000 string lights hanging from the trees and local businesses kitted out in holiday style are comforting to see during such emotive times.

USA TODAY, December 2020
How 'Wonder Woman 1984' Took Over an Empty Mall to Create a Rad 80's Experience
The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” (in theaters and streaming on HBO Max Dec. 25) takes audiences back to the Reagan era with a new adventure starring Gal Gadot. To do that with an impressive measure of authenticity, two years ago, filmmakers took over Landmark Mall, a still-functional, mostly empty suburban shopping center, and turned it into a retro paradise outfitted with old-school stores like Waldenbooks, a Time-Out arcade, a Tape World record store, a Chess King men’s clothier and many more.

Fodor’s Travel, December 2020
The Quaintest Christmas Villages Across the U.S.
A stroll on historic King Street during Christmas time feels equivalent to being in a real-life Dickens Village, complete with European flair and seasonal delights, such as the 40-foot tree on Market Square adorned with nearly 40,000 twinkling lights. The Colonial Christmas Programming at Mount Vernon includes a meet-and-greet with Aladdin, the Christmas Camel, and the chance to explore the historic estate, lit up with Christmas Illumination displays.

Woman’s Day Magazine, December 2020
33 Best Christmas Towns That’ll Instantly Transport You to the North Pole
This small, old-school town lies on the waterfront just a few minutes outside of Washington D.C. Alexandria's Old Town is like a real-life Charles Dickens village that makes you feel like you're in Europe. Christmas at Mount Vernon, Ice and Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run, and holiday markets are just a few ways the town celebrates Christmas, as well as its Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.

Travel + Leisure, November 2020
The 10 Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.
Also known as NoVA, the Northern Virginia region spans several cities extending southwest from Washington, D.C. Highlights like Old Town Alexandria provide easy access to the many monuments and attractions of D.C. at a fraction of the price: You can ride into the city on a 20-minute Metro ride for $3, or simply enjoy the view of our nation’s capital from across the Potomac River. But you don’t have to include D.C. on your itinerary — in NoVA, you’ll encounter quaint cobblestone streets, modern art and culture that’s off the beaten path, plus horse country, history, breweries, boutiques, and more.

Condé Nast Traveler, November 2020
30 Best Places to Spend Christmas: The World's Most Festive Cities
Old Town Alexandria’s brick-lined streets already feel lifted out of a Charles Dickens’ novel. Add to that a serious dose of holiday mirth, with seasonal lights at the indie boutiques on King Street, and it’s the merriest way to get through your holiday gift list. Look out for spirited events like the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and try to spot Waterskiing Santa along the Potomac River.

Condé Nast Traveler, October 2020
The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
Alexandria the #5 Best Small City in the U.S.: Washingtonians are all in on the secret, but it's no surprise the rest of the world is catching up: Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation's capital, draws travelers and would-be residents alike. Most folks start to imagine moving there just after setting foot in Old Town, once they've strolled the red brick sidewalks, clocking street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries. When you visit, scope out King Street, packed with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops, before landing at the waterfront.

Essence, August 2020
Best Weekend Escapes From Washington, D.C. 
Nestled minutes outside of D.C., the Old Town Alexandria area has a concentration of preserved buildings, now converted into more than 200 locally owned shops and restaurants. Old Town Alexandria is focused around a mile-long stretch of King Street, with cobblestone streets and red-brick sidewalks. Whether you’re looking to explore Alexandria’s revolutionary roots with your family or taking a romantic trip with your sweetheart you’re sure to love your time in this charming riverside city.

Travel + Leisure, August 2020
The Best Girlfriend Getaways Around the World for a Weekend Escape
Just a few minutes outside of Washington, D.C. sits one of the most charming cities in America: Alexandria, Virginia. Today, it's home to 200 independent restaurants and boutiques (read: amazing shopping and food) and provides quick access to the big-city perks of nearby D.C. while maintaining a slower-paced, small-town feel. Your girls will love snapping photos in front of the Spite House and Captain’s Row, grabbing cocktails at The People’s Drug and Captain Gregory’s (a speakeasy tucked into a donut shop), and walking the waterfront with a view of D.C. across the Potomac River.

USA Today, August 2020
These Social-Distancing-Friendly, Multigenerational Family Trips will Appeal to the Whole Family
Less pricey and touristy than Washington D.C, Alexandria offers views of our country’s capital and is convenient to highway and airline travel. Alexandria offers multigenerational families loads of history and abundant small-town charm. Children can take the hand of a grandparent and stroll King Street, lined with more than 200 independent shops and restaurants, many in buildings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. For athletic families, take a casual ride around Old Town, or a trip down the riverside Mount Vernon trail.

Weekend TODAY, August 2020
Peter and Kristen Share How They’re Spending the Summer During the Pandemic
“The Old Town Farmers’ Market is a go-to for my family,” said Peter Alexander, co-anchor of the Weekend TODAY show on NBC 4. “This was our Saturday morning routine - we used to live so close to here with the girls. This place is such a special spot because this Old Town Farmers’ Market is the longest continuously running farmers market in the country since 1753.”

Condé Nast Traveler, July 2020
7 Black History Museums Across the U.S. Worth Visiting
In the heart of the Parker-Gray Historic District, the Alexandria Black History Museum is in a 1940's structure that was originally the Robinson Library, the Black community’s first public library. Inside, you’ll find stories like that of Ferdinand Day, the first Black chairman of a public school board in Virginia, who helped desegregate higher education. “We tell the deep, wonderful, untold stories and hope mistakes and horrors aren’t repeated,” says museum director Audrey Davis.

Washington Post Going Out Guide, July 2020
The Region’s History Comes Alive in These Immersive Guided Tours
What the Courageous Journey driving tour and the guide do well is recount another side of the city’s story, which has so often been centered on names like Lee and Carlyle. A key stop is the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, which marks the final resting place of almost 1,800 African Americans who died in the city between 1864 and 1869; many had fled north to escape slavery and the Civil War. Alexandria’s African American Heritage Park is also situated on the site of a cemetery — in this case, the Black Baptist Cemetery, which was the city’s first independent burial ground for black residents.

Forbes, June 2020
Alexandria, Virginia’s Waterfront Park Adds Olalekan Jeyifous Installation ‘Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies’
How can art bridge America’s racial divide? How can it empower underrepresented black voices? How can it encourage productive conversations leading to greater understanding and equality? Alexandria, Virginia finds out this year through the work of Nigerian born, Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous’ whose installation, Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies, was unveiled in the city’s Waterfront Park in March.

Departures, May 2020
Our Editors' Favorite Cities of the Year
Alexandria is not only a stone’s throw to Washington, D.C., but is rich in history in its own right. Nestled along the Potomac River, Alexandria hasn’t lost its charming 18th- and 19th- century architecture. It really does feel like you’ve been transported back in time to a quaint Scottish town. 

Condé Nast Traveler, April 2020
The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards (Alexandria #2)
With a charming brick-lined Old Town, a beautiful waterfront, and convenient metro access for commuting to nearby Washington, D.C., the Northern Virginia city of Alexandria has long drawn young professionals and families seeking a more relaxed atmosphere than what you'd find in the nation's capital. 

Travel + Leisure, April 2020
Why This Train Route From New York to Miami Should Be Your Next Adventure
After a couple of gluttonous days in the Holy City, we made the nine-hour trek north to Alexandria, a hidden gem of the D.C. region and one of the sweetest small cities in the country (oh, and George Washington’s hometown). Stay in historic Old Town Alexandria — Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria is a fresh and well-located option — to enjoy easy access to the district’s 200 independent restaurants and boutiques plus photo-worthy spots like the Spite House, George Washington’s townhouse, and Captain’s Row. 

Southern Living, March 2020
South’s Best Cities 2020
Just a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital, Alexandria maintains its small-town historic charm, and in the hearts of our readers, this city has it all. Stroll down the walkable King Street Mile and you’ll see why—the buzzy, beautiful neighborhood features everything from centuries-old architecture to dozens of independently owned restaurants and boutiques.

TripSavvy, February 2020
48 Hours in Old Town Alexandria: The Ultimate Itinerary
Alexandria, Virginia, was the most important seaport in the United States during colonial times, and today it’s still regarded as one of the country’s most historic cities. Sitting right on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria’s Old Town is the city’s beating heart, a nationally designated historic district filled with beautifully preserved 19th-century architecture that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to when George Washington called it his hometown.

Expedia AARP Travel Center, February 2020 
Best Destinations for Baby Boomer Women in 2020
Filled with history and charm, Alexandria is the perfect place to explore with your friends. First things first, get lost exploring all the local history, from Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to the Carlyle House. Next, make a beeline for King Street in Old Town, where you and your girls can have a drink at the Irish pubs, grab a bite to eat, and shop around the boutiques.

Smithsonian Magazine, February 2020
The Must-See Outdoor Art Installations of 2020
The work of artist and designer Olalekan Jeyifous, Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies is the second installation to be featured as part of Alexandria’s "Site See: New Views in Old Town," an annual public art series. For his site-specific installation, Jeyifous examined Alexandria’s African-American history in relation to its time as an industrial heavyweight, serving as not only a major port city but also home to Franklin and Armfield, the largest domestic slave-trading firm in the nation at the time.

Departures, December 2019
2020 Vision: The Top 20 Destinations You Should Be Traveling to Next Year
If it’s under-the-radar destinations you’re after in 2020 then it’s time to head to Alexandria, Virginia. The quaint city, located just outside of Washington, D.C., truly qualifies as a hidden gem as it’s often overshadowed by the nation’s capital when it comes to vacation destinations. However, the town is absolutely worthy of your days off too.

Forbes, December 2019
Alexandria, Virginia Gives Revelers A Colonial Spin On The Holidays
Our county’s founding fathers (and mothers) celebrated their holidays during Colonial Times in the original 13 colonies with as much revelry (mulled wine and whiskey) as they could muster. Today, there is no better place to recreate their festivities than in Alexandria, Virginia—a charming city of Colonial architecture and layers of history just outside of Washington, D.C. and cheek-by-jowl to Washington’s home of Mount Vernon.

USA Today, December 2019
These are some of the most festive Christmas cities in the USA
Alexandria, Virginia. The historic town of Alexandria has several unique holiday traditions. Its parade of water-skiing Santa (and other Christmas characters) is among the most popular. The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, which celebrates Alexandria's heritage, has been around for nearly half a century. Other attractions include fireworks choreographed to holiday music and a meeting with Aladdin, the Christmas Camel, at Mount Vernon.

Redbook, December 2019
25 Cities That Go All Out For The Holiday Season
Alexandria, Virginia: This southern town is so charming during the holiday season that it looks like something straight out of a Hallmark holiday movie. No, really—it was voted the "Perfect Southern Town for a Hallmark Christmas Movie" in 2019. The scenic setting is ideal for enjoying the annual holiday boat parade of lights, main street shopping, and a slew of other festive events.

Fodor's Travel, December 2019
These are the Most Romantic U.S. Destinations to Spend the Holiday Season
You can’t help but be swept up by the romance of Old Town Alexandria’s twinkling-light, colonial-era streets, filled with street entertainers and joyful carolers. Catch the Scottish Christmas Walk, featuring men in kilts (and Scottie dogs!), take in a holiday performance at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, and skate hand-in-hand in the winter wonderland at Ice & Lights Winter Village.  

Condé Nast Traveler, October 2019
The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards
Alexandria the #3 Best Small City in the U.S.: Washingtonians are all in on the secret, but it's no surprise the rest of the world is catching up: Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation's capital, draws travelers and would-be residents alike. Most folks start to imagine moving there just after setting foot in Old Town, once they've strolled the red brick sidewalks, clocking street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries. When you visit, scope out King Street, packed with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops, before landing at the waterfront.

Southern Living, September 2019
We’ve Found the Perfect Southern Town for a Hallmark Christmas Movie
On an ordinary day, you can enjoy great dining and shopping, a happening Potomac waterfront, and Instagrammable scenics galore. But add Christmas lights and decorations aplenty? You’ll find yourself wondering: “Was that Candace Cameron Bure I just saw crossing King Street?” 

Oprah Magazine, August 2019
The Most Magical Christmas Towns Across the World
For a traditional American Christmas, head to Alexandria, Virginia, where the Old Town's streets and 18th-century row houses bustle with good cheer each December. Festive-seekers can find carolers, hand bell choirs, ample lights and decorations, while close by there's Mount Vernon, home to Aladdin, a Christmas camel, as well as a Colonial Christmas experience.

Travel + Leisure, July 2019
The Best Dog-friendly Hotels in the U.S.
Alexandria's Old Town is full of dog lovers and dog-loving venues, and the Kimpton Lorien, on one of its most charming brick-lined streets, welcomes breeds of all sizes at no extra charge.

MSN, June 2019
Alexandria offers history come to vibrant life
Just five miles from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a history lesson come to vibrant, exhilarating life. You’ll hear the names Washington, Jefferson and Madison bandied about quite a bit and see places associated with our colonial forefathers, but you’ll also find a thriving scene of independent restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques housed in beautifully preserved historic buildings from the 1700s and 1800s.

Shape, June 2019
The Best Healthy Travel Getaways for 2019
Best Pet Amenities: Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa, Alexandria, Virginia. Take your pooch on a Canine Cruise throughout the harbor, where dogs on leashes ride free, then take her the VIP (Very Important Pet) Spa for a massage. When the weather is warm, relax with your furry friend for “yappy hour” light bites on the outdoor deck.

Trazee Travel, June 2019
Top 5: Coolest Places To Eat In Alexandria, Virginia
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone.

Apartment Therapy, May 2019
Why Alexandria, Virginia is one of the Coolest Suburbs in America
Alexandria, Virginia, has the charm of a small town and the food and entertainment scene of a big city. Its well-preserved history, trendy vibe, and proximity to the power of Washington, D.C., afford the suburb its unique flavor.

Forbes, April 2019
Follow This Pawfect Itinerary For A Dynamite Doggy Vacation In Alexandria, Virginia
Just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, consider Alexandria, Virginia the country’s canine capital. With a dog for every four humans, the 40,000 pups who call Alexandria home are blessed with an elite training school, several doggie spas, their own menus at restaurants across town and a trove of public water bowls on the picturesque brick sidewalks outside the quaint shops of historic Old Town and beyond. 

Forbes, April 2019
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Alexandria, The Ice Cream Cone Capital Of The United States
No one’s exactly sure why there are so many artisanal ice cream shops in Alexandria, Virginia, but it’s well on its way to achieving Cone Capital status. With idyllic riverfront rambles and the quaintest cobblestone streets lined with gas lamps above stately brick sidewalks, Alexandria is the perfect setting for an ice cream stroll...

ABC World News Now, March 2019
Planning Your Next Vacation
Just a short metro ride from the hustle and bustle of D.C. is Alexandria, Virginia, a very charming city. Alexandria, when you talk about the best month to be there, year-round it’s quite affordable. It’s really a great destination if you’re looking for a lovely, quick escape in the lower 48 in the U.S.

ShermansTravel, February 2019
5 Affordable, Flower-Filled Cities to Visit This Spring
Out nation’s capital might be full of rancor, but once a year — usually right on cue during the first week of April — the city transforms into a cherry blossom-filled oasis. Room rates in D.C. soar in late March and early April, so escape the crowds and head to Alexandria, Virginia, which is located just 15 minutes away via Metro.

Expedia, February 2019
Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the US
It takes having more than a few dog parks for a place to grace our list, and it’s no wonder Alexandria made the cut. Stroll down King Street, and chances are you won’t get one block before oh-ing and ah-ing at a dog or a two. Water bowls (and treats!) line the street, where your four-legged one can stop for a sip while you window shop and walk along the waterfront. 

Instinct, February 2019
Travel Thursday: Why Alexandria, Virginia is Your Next LGBTQ Destination
This is Alexandria, Virginia, which is located about 20 minutes outside D.C. and easy to get to. It’s a place that I am ecstatically proud and happy to feature for our Travel Thursday this week on Instinct Magazine, as I was left feeling with a sense of superb happiness that I’m still thinking about to this day.

Cuisine Noir, February 2019
Alexandria's Story Guide to Black History in Virginia
Rich experiences can be found all year long in historic Alexandria, Va., a city steeped in African-American history since its founding in 1749. Old Town Alexandria is located just outside of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront.

Side Smile Style, February 2019
48 Hours in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria is a stones throw away from all the DC and the surrounding areas have to offer, but you still feel like your are in a quiet small town. As our time was limited, we decided to keep our activities limited to what was walkable from Old Town.

The Active Times, February 2019
The Best Date Spot in Every State
Just 5 miles from Washington, D.C., Old Town Alexandria in Virginia showcases a historic and charming downtown complete with cobblestone streets, picturesque row homes, red-brick sidewalks and flickering gas lamps.

AM New York, January 2019
Celebrate Black History Month at These Destinations
In honor of Black History Month, take a road trip to explore the significant social and cultural contributions of African-Americans. Discover this Northern Virginia city’s rich African-American history through a tour of sites including the Freedom House Museum and the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial.

NPR's All Things Considered, January 2019
Tourists in D.C. Head to Unlikely Places as Government Shutdown Continues
In the nation's capital, the partial government shutdown has left tens of thousands of federal workers shut out of their offices, and tourists shut out of museums. Alexandria's little-known apothecary museum, which long ago filled orders for the likes of Martha Washington, is now holding back-to-back tours, a rarity for January.

The Telegraph, December 2018
Why You Should Visit Alexandria, Part of Amazon's New Neighborhood 
And if Alexandria has a talent for innovation now, it will be kicked up another gear with the highly-anticipated arrival of Amazon HQ2. The global giant's second headquarters will open in National Landing, an area that includes Alexandria’s burgeoning Potomac Yard neighborhood. 

BestProducts, December 2018
Romantic Weekend Getaways Aren't Just for Valentine's Day
Alexandria, just 15 minutes from D.C., is a colonial-era town known for its cobbled streets and historic mansions, and the recently opened Hotel Indigo is in a prime location down by the harbor.

ShermansTravel, December 2018
7 Romantic New Year's Eve Getaways That Won't Break the Bank
If you’re unsure where to spend your New Year’s Eve, you may want to consider Alexandria. The city was named  the best value U.S. travel destination in 2018 by Money Magazine and the third most romantic U.S. city in 2017 by Amazon.

Southern Living, November 2018
This Bar is Virginia's Best-Kept Secret, If You Can Find It
In Alexandria, Virginia, a popular sweet shop called Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee serves something called the Luther Sunrise, which has become the stuff of breakfast legend. And at this same spot where you can have your morning breakfast sandwich of egg, cheese, and sausage served on a maple-glazed donut bun, you can come back later for craft cocktails—if you can find the bar.

Washington Post, November 2018
Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash
Virginia Tech will partner with Alexandria on the $1 billion project. Minutes from Amazon’s major new headquarters in Northern Virginia and welcoming the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Alexandria is a growing hub for innovation, already home to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and more than 400 national associations.

Virginia Tech, November 2018
HISTORIC DAY: Virginia Tech Innovation Campus key to Virginia attracting Amazon HQ2
Virginia Tech will partner with Alexandria on the $1 billion project. Minutes from Amazon’s major new headquarters in Northern Virginia and welcoming the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Alexandria is a growing hub for innovation, already home to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and more than 400 national associations.

Condé Nast Traveler, October 2018
The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards (Alexandria named #4 Best Small City in the U.S.)
Washingtonians all are in on the secret, but it's no surprise the rest of the world is catching up: Alexandria, Virginia, the charming, historic city just across the Potomac River from our nation's capital, is a draw—for travelers and future residents alike.

ShermansTravel, October 2018
10 Places Every Member of Your Family Will Love
While visiting Washington, D.C., if you love the charm of Georgetown, try neighboring Alexandria, VA (15 minutes by Metro), where historic 18th- and 19th-century architecture, a seasonal waterfront beer garden, and the free National Inventors Hall of Fame offer fun for all ages.  

Women's Health, August 2018
15 Romantic Weekend Getaways That You Need To Book ASAP
For those who are looking for cozy and comfortable, this city [Alexandria] in Virginia is filled with just that—from an array of boutique hotels to streets lined with antique shops and restaurants. 

Discovery, August 2018
Best day trips within 100 km of Washington DC 
Within eyesight of the US Capitol (if you stand by the Potomac River you can see it downstream) is Old Town Alexandria, a sweetly preserved historical neighborhood with architecture dating back to the 1700s.

Discovery, August 2018
Reflections on Washington DC: A most American city
Old Town, a neighborhood within Alexandria, Virginia, is within sight of the Capitol building. Founded in 1749, it’s George Washington’s hometown – the apothecary he used is still there on Fairfax Street, and it’s not hard to imagine him strolling Captain’s Row and the rainbow-colored row homes and boutiques of King Street.

Metro.co.uk, August 2018
See another side of the US Capital Region: How to explore Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia through their waterfronts 
For a more traditional waterfront experience, head to Alexandria in Virginia where the architecture dates back to the 18th and 19th century. I took the scenic route there – on a water taxi from National Harbour, which took around 30 minutes. There’s no shortage of things to do in Old Town Alexandria, which has 200 independent restaurants and boutiques, with many located on King Street.

Trips to Discover, August 2018
5 Best Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Even though Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is located just minutes outside of Washington, D.C., its adorable character and old-fashioned charm will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to another place and time.

Today's Parent, July 2018
10 Things to Do with Kids in Washington, D.C.
Catch a ride with Potomac Riverboat Company and head to Old Town, Alexandria, dubbed the “fun side of the Potomac,” where you’ll dock near the historic Torpedo Factory Art Center, which has been converted into artists’ workshops.

Forbes, July 2018
A Weekend Dining Guide to Alexandria, Virginia
Washington, DC, has long been one of the world's top travel destinations. And while the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museums, and a seemingly never-ending list of other noteworthy attractions are terrific reasons to visit the nation's capital, its best kept secret isn't within city limits. In fact, you'll discover this gem a few miles south, across the Potomac River.

USA Today, June 2018
'Wonder Woman 2' First Look: Chris Pine is Back as Shooting Begins in the Washington Area
In the photo, Pine appears to be standing in a shopping mall, which jibes with a May report that the movie would be shooting at the closed Landmark shopping mall in Alexandria, Va., this summer.

Entertainment Weekly, June 2018
Wonder Woman Sequel Photos Reveal a Major Character Returns 
Previously director Patty Jenkins revealed the Wonder Woman sequel will be set in the United States. Warner Bros also announced Wednesday that filming will take place in Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Virginia; and in the U.K., Spain, and the Canary Islands.

Fodor's Travel, June 2018
'Hamilton' Mania Hits the Nation's Capital at These 10 Events
A Hamilton-era hangout — Back in the day, Hamilton’s pals—Madison, Jefferson, Washington, Lafayette, even Burr among them—hung out at this Federal tavern, chatting about the politics at hand while sipping Madeira or rum. The historic watering hole retains its post-revolutionary aura, made all the more poignant with special Hamilton-related events slated throughout the summer.

Best Products, June 2018
30 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways Aren't Just for Valentine's Day
Alexandria, just 15 minutes from D.C., is a colonial-era town known for its cobbled streets and historic mansions, and the recently opened Hotel Indigo is in a prime location down by the harbor. Many rooms feature water views, and Hummingbird restaurant, from celebrity chef Cathal Armstrong, is already a hotspot.

Shermans Travel, June 2018
Eating and Drinking in Alexandria, D.C.'s Stylish and More-Affordable Neighbor
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Alexandria boasts a rich heritage, picturesque blocks, and a thriving food scene filled with independent restaurants that serve elevated comfort food dishes and award-winning beer (in addition to the state’s respected wines).

Matador Network, June 2018
17 Unforgettable Experiences You'll Have on a Trip to Virginia
Get lost in Old Town Alexandria — Don’t worry, the good kind of lost. Start at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, where you can visit the observation deck for a great view of Alexandria, the Potomac River, and DC. Then work your way down King Street — hopping on the free trolley, if you feel like it — towards the waterfront, checking out the cafes, pubs, and boutiques until you reach the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

OUT Magazine, May 2018
Another Country: The Road Trip If You Want to Shake Things Up
A familiar tourist destination, Virginia often gets skipped over by travelers looking to shake things up. But the Old Dominion is worthy of a road trip unto itself--looping through the state feels like visiting a microcosm of the U.S., with cultural touch points from every corner of the country compressed into one scenic and historic tract of land.

CBS, April 2018
Explore America's Castles
It's often said that a man's home is his castle. However, that old saying takes extra special meaning when describing the colossal mansions and fabled castles of America, some of which can occupy more than a city block or even an entire neighborhood.

Southern Living, April 2018
The South's Prettiest Cities 2018
You'll see some timeless beauties and some fresh-faced gems grace our list of prettiest cities in the South. Think your Southern city scores high on the attractive scale? Check out these lookers that more than deserve being dubbed the prettiest cities in the South.

DC Refined, April 2018
Your Guide to the Perfect Alexandria Staycation
In case you haven't heard, Alexandria has been ranked the top U.S. destination to visit in 2018 by Money Magazine. Lucky for us, that's right in our backyard, but can feel miles away from Washington, D.C.

The Points Guy, April 2018
10 of the Best Hotel Perks for Dogs from Coast to Coast
Seeing a pretty poodle or scruffy Scottie prancing around a hotel lobby is becoming a common sight as more and more Americans prefer to travel with their pets.

Southern Living, April 2018
You Can Find America's Skinniest Home in this Charming Southern City
At seven feet wide and approximately 25 feet deep, the tiny bright blue home at 523 Queen Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is the narrowest house in America.

Town & Country, March 2018
Why Alexandria, Virginia Is the Best Place to Visit This Year
Disneyland might just be the Happiest Place on Earth, but it lost out on the title of "Best Place to Go" this year with lesser-known locale: Alexandria, Virginia.

USA Today, March 2018
America's secret suburban food scene
While it may seem like all the best restaurants are concentrated in big cities like New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., the suburbs surrounding certain metropolises are giving their adjacent cities a run for their money.

CAA Quebec, March 2018
A Few Days in Virginia
There's so much to see around Washington, D.C. The history of the United States was written here. America's colonial heritage is evident everywhere you look. But there's much more to appreciate in this history-rich region on the doorstep of the U.S. capital.

WTOP, March 2018
Alexandria named No. 1 US travel destination

Following MONEY's announcement that Alexandria is the #1 U.S. destination to visit in 2018, WTOP made an online report, plus, for broadcast, their news team took to the streets of Alexandria and asked visitors what they love about the city.  

MONEY, March 2018
The Best 20 Places to Go in 2018
When you hit the cobblestone streets of Alexandria, you may feel like you're a world away from the hubbub of the nation's capital--but you're actually less than 10 miles from national landmarks like the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Alexandria's red-brick homes and a historic waterfront promenade make it a surprisingly charming, inexpensive outpost for travelers to the D.C.-area.

DatingAdvice.com, February 2018
Alexandria, Virginia: A Bustling & Historic City That Offers Couples a Charming Escape From the Everyday
The vibrant city of Alexandria, Virginia, provides a romantic setting for couples going on a date, honeymoon, or vacation. From elegant restaurants to trendy street vendors, the local flavor entices residents and visitors to savor those special moments with their loved ones.

Budget Travel, February 2018
8 President's Day Destinations Where History Comes Alive
Yes, Washington, D.C., is the epicenter of American presidential history, but each one of our country's leaders has a site dedicated to his legacy, not to mention an array of monuments and battlefields that also pay tribute to the leaders who helped shape America.

The Manual, February 2018
Best U.S. Destinations to Celebrate Black History Month
Since it was founded in 1749, Alexandria has been deeply intertwined with our country's colonial past, in general, and with African-American history, in particular.

Best Products, February 2018
Romantic Weekend Getaways Guaranteed to Appeal to Lovebirds
With busy work schedules and family obligations, it's not always easy to sneak away for a romantic weekend, but spending quality time with your significant other is essential. What better way to do that then to book a weekend trip for just the two of you?

USA Today, February 2018
50 States: 50 Craft Chocolate Makers
Is there anything better in this world than chocolate? Probably not. And when that chocolate is handcrafted from meticulously sourced ingredients... well, you've got a winner on your hands.

Women's Health, January 2018
15 Romantic Weekend Getaways That You Need to Book ASAP
For those who are looking for cozy and comfortable, this city [Alexandria] in Virginia is filled with just that—from an array of boutique hotels to streets lined with antique shops and restaurants.

Oyster, January 2018
6 Last-Minute Presidents' Day Getaways to Take in 2018
By mid-February, many of us will have gone stir-crazy being cooped up inside during this brutally cold winter (even Florida has had snow!). Luckily, Presidents’ Day Weekend provides the long weekend needed to get the heck out of Dodge and take a vacation.

Huffington Post, January 2018
15 Great Immersive Tours and Experiences in Virginia
Why is “Virginia For Lovers,” as its tourism tagline goes? Of course the romance of its mountains and beaches leap to mind, as well as the nightlife in cities near Washington DC, and the growing “eat local” scene for foodies.

USA Today 10Best.com, December 2017
Best Holiday Parades
The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is among the top 10 holiday parades nominated by USA Today 10Best editors and voted on by readers as the best in the U.S.

BestProducts.com, December 2017
Where to Go for Christmas to Immerse Yourself in the Holiday Spirit
If you're looking to shake things up this Christmas and want to travel rather than staying home, you won't be lacking for choice. There are plenty of places, both in the U.S. and abroad, that go all-out for the holidays, offering everything from dazzling light displays and festive parades to visits with Santa Claus and open-air Christmas markets.

USA Today, December 2017
All the Eggnog to Enjoy this Season
For a timeless treat, eggnog's innovative variations still surprise (and delight) each holiday season. This year, winter menus feature the flavor in everything from panna cotta and cheesecake, to a Baked Alaska and dessert hummus.

Southern Living, December 2017
The South's Best Christmas Festivals
There’s a chill in the air and a twinkle in every eye. That means the holiday season is just around the corner. When December arrives, light displays appear, peppermint candy canes are unwrapped, and families look forward to celebrating the spirit of the season with friends and neighbors at some of the South’s best Christmas festivals, including Alexandria's Scottish Christmas Walk Parade.

Paw Culture, December 2017
8 Dog-Friendly Virginia Destinations
Old Town Alexandria is a quaint, brick-street location filled with many buildings that date back to the 1700s and is a true dog haven.

Travel Channel, November 2017
10 Romantic Small-Town Holiday Shopping Getaways
Just outside Washington, DC, the once-bustling port city of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia evokes charm and history with every step along the red brick sidewalks lined with trees lit up with twinkle lights.

Chicago Splash, November 2017
Near and Far Travel Picks for Any Personality
Whether you’re looking for great eats, a wild adventure or somewhere to simply chill out, we’ve got you covered with one option you can drive to and one escape by plane. History has long been Alexandria’s claim to fame, but lately, the food scene has ramped up dramatically.

Trips to Discover, November 2017
9 Best Weekend Getaways from Virginia
Alexandria is an ideal, less expensive place to stay for exploring Washington, D.C., just minutes nearby, but it also offers many treasures of its own.

USA Today, September 2017
Fall Wine Events Across the Country
Wineries kick off the harvest parties as early as this weekend, from collaborative tastings in Chicago and Alexandria, Va., to grape stomps in Sonoma County and Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Whether you want to discover Washington, Texas or New York wine, there's a fall event full of samples.

Johnny Jet, September 2017
10 Things to Do in Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia, is located just outside of Washington, D.C., and about 10 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). Known fondly as “Old Town” because of its historic district, Alexandria carries a charming, relaxed waterfront vibe, a welcome feeling and a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of our nation’s capital.

Westchester Magazine, September 2017
12 Fabulous Fall Getaways
It’s that time of year again when the Northeast corridor ups its vacation game. This year, we’re showcasing some of the season’s best facets: arts offerings in Boston, nature walks in Nantucket, a grand hotel in Cooperstown, plus nine other spots that make us fall for the season. While only minutes from DC, Alexandria stands on its own appealing merits. This charming waterfront city has an inspired food scene, retail options any city would covet, and American history woven right into the fabric of the town.

Uptown Magazine, August 2017
History & Hospitality in Alexandria, VA
Nestled in Northern Virginia, Alexandria is a charming port city lined with indie shops, eateries, galleries, rowhouses, and cobblestone streets. This surprisingly diverse and liberal enclave is only a 15-minute drive or Metrorail ride from the nation's capital and offers a more relaxing and less expensive home base for a D.C. getaway.

The Washington Post, August 2017
How to Spend the Entire Day with Your Dog in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
Summer fling fizzled out? Friends all on vacation? Why not spend some quality time with the one pal who’s never let you down: your dog. We embarked on three-day trips in the D.C. area — complete with drinking, hiking, dining and at least one boat ride — that you and a four-legged companion can enjoy together.

Cheap Eats (TV), August 2017
Old Town Grub
Ali Khan, a full-blown food enthusiast, and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Alexandria, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Alexandria might have some history, but its food scene is straight-up futuristic.

Bang for Your Burger Buck, August 2017
Alexandria (VA) in Requiem
Virginia is for lovers, or so the cool t-shirts say. When I think about how Cheap Eats has hit up the Commonwealth three times in two seasons, I think the t-shirt could be tweaked to say “Virginia is for Food Lovers”.

Orbitz, August 2017
10 essential travel experiences to have with your dog
They say that every dog has its day, and that sentiment certainly rings true on August 26, National Dog Day. According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 89.7 million dogs call 60.2 million U.S. households home.

Curbed, July 2017
An Apothecary Trapped in Time (Video)
This real-life apothecary would fit right in with the world of Harry Potter.

The Washington Post, July 2017
A day-trip itinerary to Old Town Alexandria, which is not just for history geeks
Once a bustling Colonial port city and home to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Alexandria is steeped in history. But its charming Old Town neighborhood isn't just for Revolutionary War and Civil War buffs. With new restaurants, a vibrant arts scene and a beautiful waterfront, the area makes for an excellent (and Metro-accessible) day-trip destination.

Thrillist DC, July 2017
The Best Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria
Less than 30 minutes outside of DC, Old Town Alexandria feels like a different world. You can stroll through cobblestone alleys admiring the historic architecture, take in the view at the sailboat-speckled waterfront, and browse through the abundant adorable boutiques. But the real draw is the downright-impressive dining scene.

Parade, June 2017
10 Best Vacation Spots for Kids
Looking for the best places to travel with kids of all ages on vacation? Look no further. We asked the editors of popular travel and lifestyle publication SELECT: Your City's Secrets Unlocked where families are headed this summer--and the results may surprise you.

amNew York, June 2017
Your Guide to a Long Weekend in Alexandria, Virginia 
Washington, D.C., may be the prototypical long weekend for New Yorkers. But not even 10 miles south of the nation’s capital, across the Potomac River, lies Alexandria, Virginia, which draws visitors for its 18th-century architecture, unique boutiques, waterfront views and growing restaurant scene.

USA Today, June 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright: Celebrate the architect's 150th birthday
During the 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright set his attention towards designing affordable middle-class residences.

Fodor's Travel, June 2017
10 Places to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday
Designed in the 1940s, the Pope-Leighey House was created for a middle-class couple with a modest budget.

Architectural Digest, June 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Anniversary Events This Summer
June 8 marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. And whether you simply fondly recall discovering his work on a childhood field trip or you plan vacations around venturing to his masterpieces, we all have a soft spot for America’s most beloved architect.

USA Today, May 2017
Spirited Ways to Toast to Summer
Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, as if you need an excuse to toast with tiny umbrellas. Bars and restaurants across the country are ready for the season with refreshing libations, tiki mugs, many margaritas, carafes of sangria, pitchers of punch and every spin on the spritz.

Alexandria Times, May 2017
My View: Alexandria celebrates Preservation Month and National Travel and Tourism Week
This week, the nation's travel industry is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. Spending by travelers in the United States totals more than $990 billion annually and supports 15.3 million American jobs.

Expedia Viewfinder, May 2017
North America's Coolest Downtowns 
Old Town Alexandria reminds us that historic landmarks have their own quirky character. Walk among colonial architecture now painted in a rainbow of color, including Christ Church, built in 1773.

The Washington Post
No hiking books required: 6 great city strolls in Washington 
Longer days and warmer weather make us want to go for a long walk. But not everyone wants to lace up hiking boots and head to Great Falls.

Yahoo! News, April 2017
The 15 Best Stops to Make for the Ultimate East Coast Road Trip
Old Town Alexandria is the place George Washington once called home. Walk along King Street, known as one of the "Great Streets" of America, or jump on the free King Street trolley to stop at the best local restaurants or boutiques. 

Country Living, April 2017
The 15 Best Stops to Make for the Ultimate East Coast Road Trip
The eastern coast of the United States offers travelers endless opportunities to explore. From historic destinations to quaint towns, beautiful forests to must-see museums, these stops make up the vacation of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Rolling Out, April 2017
I bumped into Barack and Michelle Obama in Alexandria, Virginia 
Experience history and a true travel gem in Alexandria Virginia! A day commute, weekend getaway, or a full vacation Alexandria offers a colonial charm like no other destination.

Southern Living, February 2017
14 of the Most Colorful Places to Visit 
Virginia is host to an abundance of American history, so it’s only fitting that one of its most colorful streets proudly displays patriotic shades of red, white, and blue.

Lonely Planet, February 2017
Explore Alexandria's Civil War history through the lens of TV drama Mercy Street 
Alexandria, Virginia, may be most celebrated for its colonial connections to George Washington, but this charming city near the nation's capital also claims the title of longest Union-occupied Confederate city during the Civil War.

U.S. News and World Report, February 2017
5 Charming Neighborhoods to Visit in Washington, D.C. 
To explore a charming, historic neighborhood just outside the city limits, ride the Yellow or Blue line on the Metro - the region's subway system - to Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia.

Condé Nast Traveler, January 2017
Drunk History: Visiting the Storied Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria, Virginia
While some family businesses are handed down from one generation to the next, Catherine and Margaret Portner, the two sisters behind the soon-to-open Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria, Virginia, have a somewhat more roundabout story of how they came to operate a business with their surname on it.

Vogue.com, January 2017
Why Alexandria, VA, Is Way More Than Just a Suburb of DC
Whether it’s for the inauguration or the Women’s March on Washington, tens of thousands of people will be descending on the Washington, D.C. area this weekend. But instead of squeezing into an overpriced Airbnb with your friends or spending the whole day trying to find a place to park in the District, consider staying in Alexandria, Virginia.