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Summer in Alexandria

Nothing says summer like a refreshing trip to Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. for three consecutive years by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Discover al fresco activities along Alexandria's booming waterfront with newly opened or coming-soon experiences across dining, art, history and outdoor space and then, discover picturesque gems throughout Old Town, perfect for capturing your summer stay. Explore summer happenings at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, engage in Black history and culture-themed events at Carlyle House and Lee-Fendall House or immerse yourself in a bike, boat or heritage tour around town. Stroll and shop at independent boutiques along King Street, explore the best of outdoor dining in Alexandria and enjoy largely outdoor special events all summer long.

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.

Love Alexandria Hotel Package Take advantage of rates starting as low as $89, plus $200 in added value with perks like free waterfront cruise and museum passes, parking and more. Book Now ›
Top Things to Do This Summer Wander the waterfront for new restaurants and art installations. Enjoy outdoor concerts and drive-in movies, plus find ways to celebrate Juneteenth. Explore More ›
Summer Events Discover largely outdoor summer happenings in Alexandria including Pride Month festivities and more. Explore Now ›
Show Your Pride Take part in virtual, in-person and hybrid events in partnership with regional LGBTQ organizations. Learn More ›
Celebrate Juneteenth in Alexandria Participate in jubilee celebrations including in-person and virtual concerts, enriching historical tours and more. Learn More ›
Top 5 Best Small City for 3 Years See why Alexandria has scored a top 5 spot for three consecutive years.
Alexandria Tours From electric bike tours and boat cruises to Black history and cultural heritage tours, enjoy the sites and scenic views of historic Old Town. Learn More ›
Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Enjoy al fresco drinks and dining, take a riverside run or set sail with water taxis and river cruises at Alexandria’s waterfront. Unwind Riverside ›
Waterfront Restaurants Enjoy imaginative menus and spectacular views of the Potomac River. Find a Spot ›
Top 18 Things to Do in Old Town Here are the can't-miss experiences in nationally renowned Old Town Alexandria to add to your itinerary. Learn More ›
What's Open in Alexandria From outdoor dining to attractions, see what you can explore. Learn More ›
Great Walks in Alexandria Get inspired with our curated walks, from an architecture-themed excursion to a waterside stroll to a Del Ray mural tour and more. Start Strolling ›