Best of the Counties: Alexandria City

Visit historic monuments, an eclectic mix of boutiques and a variety of delectable cuisines all within the limits of Alexandria City. Alexandria offers contemporary additions that perfectly accent the city’s history. Chock-full of small businesses and large legends, these are just some of the must-see spots.


The Best for Daily Life Coffee shop
Farmers Market
King Street
Hair Salon
Lorraine Aprille Salon
Day Spa
Lorien Hotel and Spa


Ghost Tour
Ghost Tour (Courtesy of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association)

Must-do while in the city
→ Ghost tours
→ Alexandria by Water
→ Seaport Cruise
Torpedo Factory
→ Farmers market


Place for hanging out
→ Old Town Waterfront
Del Ray


Place for shopping
3 Sisters
Pretty People Vintage
Bishop Boutique
Current Boutique


Union Street Public House
Union Street Public House (Courtesy of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association)

Place for nightlife (after 8 p.m.)
Daniel O’Connell’s
No. 9 Lounge
The Carlyle Club
The Birchmere
Nick’s Nightclub
Union Street Public House
Murphy’s Irish Pub


Place for breakfast:
Chadwick’s Restaurant

Place for lunch:
The Fish Market

Place for dinner:
Warehouse Bar & Grill


Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream
George Washington Masonic Memorial


→ Scottish Christmas Walk

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