Located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named a “Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S.” in 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the “South’s Best Cities” by Southern Living in 2020, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle — a welcoming weekend escape next to the nation’s capital.
Take a Virtual Tour of Alexandria, VA
Centuries-old architecture, brick-lined streets, cobblestone alleys and a canopy of twinkling lights on King Street during the holidays make Alexandria one of the most charming destinations in America. Virtually step onto Alexandria’s most iconic street — Captain’s Row (located at the 100 block of Prince Street).
George Washington’s Riverside Estate
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121 • (703) 780-2000
Located eight miles south of Old Town, visiting George Washington’s Mount Vernon is one of the top things to do during an Alexandria getaway. Take a virtual tour, explore the museum’s collection online, play “Be Washington” from home, and tune into their Facebook and YouTube pages every weekday at noon for a special live stream.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 • (703) 746-4570
Located in a former World War II torpedo factory, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Guests can visit 82 artists’ studios featuring a variety of media, including painting, ceramics, jewelry and printmaking, plus seven galleries, two workshops and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Tour from home with Visit Alexandria 360. Then, visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s website to browse artists and enjoy virtual events.
Tall Ship Providence
1 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 • (703) 915-1600
Join Captain John Paul Jones and Able Seaman Erasmus Barlow every Tuesday for Tall Ship Providence’s #TallShipTuesdays and be transported back in time to the 18th century. Come aboard and hear Captain Jones or his trusty crew member, A.B. Barlow, tell stories of Providence’s exploits, read children’s stories, teach you how to tie knots, sing sea chanteys and more.
201 King St., Ste. 3, Alexandria, VA 22314 • (703) 519-1749
Because of its centuries-old history, Alexandria is known for its haunting ghost stories. Now you can learn of ghastly legends from home through Alexandria Colonial Tour’s virtual tour experience. Follow an 18th-century costumed guide by lantern light through the streets of Old Town to hear spooky legends and folklore.
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