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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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 From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theater, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria's award-winning… Learn More ›
Explore the Waterfront With the Potomac River lining Alexandria, sometimes the best view of the city is by boat! Learn More ›