Things to Do in Alexandria, VA

Whether you’re spending a long weekend or making a day trip from Washington, D.C., you’re in for an unforgettable experience of things to do in Alexandria, Virginia, named a “Top 10 Must-Visit U.S. Hot Spot for 2017” by Smarter Travel. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it, all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Whether you are here for a girlfriends’ getaway, an anniversary trip, or a family vacation, there is plenty to do. Check out our ideas, from boat cruises to specialty tours, below. The best way to unlock Alexandria’s rich history and culture is with our Key to the City museum pass. Don't miss out on this year's Virginia Wine Festival that is taking place in Old Town Alexandria for the first time on October 14 and 15th.

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit This Summer Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with boat cruises, fireworks, outdoor dining and more. Learn More ›
Free Things to Do Save an arm and a leg this vacation (you’ll need them for tours and dining).... Learn More ›
Calendar of Events With concert halls, theaters and outdoor spaces, in Alexandria, there’s something on the bill nearly every day. Learn More ›
Top 8 Things to do in Old Town Make the most of your time in Alexandria. Learn More ›
Explore the Waterfront With the Potomac River lining Alexandria, sometimes the best view of the city is by boat! Learn More ›