There are plenty of fun and free things to do in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. Give your wallet a rest as you relax with the sights and sounds of the waterfront or watch boats dock at the Marina while enjoying performances from local buskers. Stroll historic King Street, a walkable mile with more than 200 independent shops and restaurants, or take the free King Street Trolley and enjoy beautifully-preserved Old Town along the way. See art in person and in progress at the free Torpedo Factory Art Center or be inspired at the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. Love history? Purchase a Key to the City museum pass for only $15 and get access to 9 historic sites plus 40% off admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Whether you're in Alexandria for a weekend or a week, make the most out of your trip with these no or low-cost suggestions.