Our Favorite Things to Do in Alexandria, VA!

Things to Do in Alexandria, VA

Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting for the weekend, you’ll find that Alexandria, VA is a vibrant and storied setting for all sorts of memorable adventures. One could spend all day sightseeing, shopping, or visiting some of the area’s historic sites, and in fact, that’s exactly what we’d recommend! Check out our favorite things to do in Alexandria, VA, today!

Take a Sightseeing Cruise Along the Potomac

If you’re spending the day near the banks of the well-known Potomac River, you had better be prepared to spend at least a little time on the water! The east side of Alexandria, VA is full-to-bursting with active water taxis and other easy ways to travel. If you don’t have anywhere to go, but want to see the area, then you’ll be glad to learn that it’s easy to book a lazy sightseeing cruise.

While you’re at it, be sure to walk through the vibrant Alexandria waterfront district and spend some time in its well-loved shops.

Walk Down King Street in Old Town

While you’re walking along the waterfront, you’re likely to wander right onto the King Street Mile, one of the best places to find things to do in Old Town Alexandria. Once known primarily for its 18th century buildings and cobblestone alleys, Old Town has now been given new life as the single best destination for boutique shopping in the area. We’d point you to a few of our favorite locations, but then we’d deny you the chance to explore the area for yourself!

Spend the Day Biking the Trails

The famous Mount Vernon Trail stretches for 18 miles along the banks of the Potomac, and it’s easy to reach by car, by foot, or by bike! Those who complete the length of the trail will be able to travel directly from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate to the most famous monuments and memorials in nearby Washington, DC, and the views along the way are nothing to sneeze at, either!

Get a Key to the City Museum Pass

With a Key to the City Museum Pass, you can gain entry to nine of the city’s most popular museums and historic sites for the remarkably low price of $15! If you’re in the center of Old Town, you can stop into the Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, all within one block of the others!

Explore the Torpedo Factory Art Center

If you’ve ever been on an art walk before, you know how exciting it can be to visit with artists in their studios! Even if you’ve never had the privilege, you’ll find so much to love when you visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a converted munitions manufacturer that now houses the largest collection of open artist’s studios in the U.S.! You’ll even find the Alexandria Archaeology Museum on site.

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