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Things to Do in Alexandria, VA

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Whether you’re spending a long weekend or making a day trip from Washington, D.C., you’re in for an unforgettable experience in Alexandria, Virginia, named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2020 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. 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 attractions pass.

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Only in ALX From dining al fresco waterside to ducking into one-of-a-kind boutiques, grab your face covering and explore Only in ALX experiences. ALX Experiences ›
Top 18 Things To Do In Old Town From visiting historic sites to seeing art in action at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, discover the top things to do in Alexandria. Learn More ›
Calendar of Events From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music and holiday celebrations, Alexandria never stops buzzing. Learn More ›
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Explore the Waterfront With the Potomac River lining Alexandria, sometimes the best view of the city is by boat! Set Sail ›