A stone’s throw from Washington, DC, Alexandria is located on the Potomac River. Known for its 18th century architecture Old Town Alexandria supports a walking lifestyle with access to public transit; just far enough from the hustle and bustle of DC to be quaint but close enough to offer an easy commute for those working in the capital. Host to a large number of chef driven restaurants Alexandria is sure to satisfy your inner foodie. Its thriving art and cultural scene gives the city its unique creative vibe. Alexandria’s ability to walk the line between historic and modern is one of the things that set it apart from other Virginia cities. You could spend the day visiting the over 140 historical sites associated with our 1st President George Washington and spend the evening at a modern art exhibit. It was the right fit for our 1st president, who lived here for most of his life, maybe Alexandria is the right place for you and your family.

Dinning

Ernest Hemmingway called Paris “a moveable feast” meaning the food he experienced in France he would carry with him for the rest of his life. Alexandria may be a few thousand miles from the French capital Hemmingway was referring to but with its award winning restaurants and flare for the creative Alexandria dinning is sure to be an experience that will live on in your memory and set the bar high on which you will measure dinning in the future. Apparently the area is a magnet for cooking talent. It is no wonder that Washington magazine called Vermilion “the very best restaurant in Virginia.” It also shouldn’t be surprising that Washington elite are routinely spotted dinning in Alexandria restaurants and cafes. It’s not just the cliental who carry the star power; notable names are behind the scenes as well. Celebrated chef Cathal Armstrong owns Restaurant Eve and Robert Wiedmaier is the award winning chef who brought Brabo to Alexandria.

Here are a few suggestions for dinning in the area:

Brabo (by Robert Wiedmaier)
1600 G Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Warehouse Bar & Grill
214 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Bastille
1201 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

La Bergerie
218 N. Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Out Door Seating;
Flat Iron Steak & Saloon, Jackson 20, Nick’s Nightclub, A la Lucia, Artfully Chocolate, Bastille, Caboose Café & Bakery, Caprese Restaurant, Chadwicks, Gape + Bean, King Street Blues, Notting Hill, 219, Virtue Feed & Grain, The Wharf, and many more

Sites to visit
Live music and the arts

Flat Iron Steak House and Saloon
Live Music Fridays

The Birchmere Music Hall
(Great music venue)
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

Athenaeum
(Live music, art exhibits, shows)
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Old Town Theatre
(Magic shows, theatre, something new all the time)
815 1/2 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Historic Destinations
Mount Vernon
(George Washington’s Estate & Gardens)
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Torpedo Factory Art Center
(A former World War II munitions factory turned artist studios)
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria Colonial Tours
(Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour)
201 King Street
Suite 302
Alexandria, VA 22314

Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
(Memorial honors local Vietnam Veterans)
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

The Great Outdoors

Bike and Roll Alexandria
(Hybrid bikes, performance bikes, road bikes and/or kids equipment available to rent hourly)
3 Cameron Street, Alexandria Waterfront, Alexandria, VA 22314

Camron Run Regional Park
(Water Park)
4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

Potomac Riverboat Company (pet friendly)
(sight-seeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi service)
1 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314