Alexandria for Kids

Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria, VA is the perfect place for a family fun vacation. With dozens of kids activities at museums and historic sites to plenty of outdoor fun and free things to do, kids of all ages will love staying in George Washington’s hometown. Kids can literally dig into the past at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum while the Kids’ Scavenger Hunt sends families hunting for clues through Old Town’s historic neighborhoods to learn about George Washington and other patriots. Adventurous groups of all ages visit Shadowland for ultimate laser tag or Cameron Run Regional Park for mini golf, a water park, batting cages and more. Whether you are staying in Alexandria for your DC vacation or enjoying a weekend getaway, families find plenty to do in Alexandria, from bike tours to boat rides.


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Family-Friendly Attractions From kid-friendly museums to scavenger hunt tours, Alexandria has fun offerings for all ages. Learn More ›
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