Best Things to Do in Alexandria VA This Spring
Named one of the Top 3 Best Small Cities in the U.S. by the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in 2019, Alexandria is a little city with a lot to offer. With so much to experience, plan a long weekend excursion to Old Town Alexandria and receive a free night when you stay two nights at Morrison House.
This spring, discover everything Old Town Alexandria has to offer with a list of our favorite uniquely-Alexandria attractions:
King Street Strolling
From home goods, designer wares, kids clothing, gifts, and more, King Street Alexandria is the largest collection of independent retailers in the D.C. region. One of the “Great Streets” of American, stroll along the mile-long King Street corridor in Old Town Alexandria and spend an afternoon discovering more than 200 boutiques, intimate restaurants, and historic sites within walking distance of Morrison House in downtown Alexandria.
One of the most popular things to do in Alexandria VA is explore the Alexandria Waterfront on the Potomac River. Sit back, relax, and watch boat tours and river cruises depart from the marina or enjoy a meal with sweeping views at downtown Alexandria favorites, including Blackwall Hitch, Virtue Feed & Grain, or Vola’s Dockside Grill.
Art in Progress
The world’s largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the nation, the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the Alexandria Waterfront is home to more than 80 artists’ studios within walking distance of our Alexandria hotel. From ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and more, see artists at work and find a one-of-a-kind souvenir to bring back home.
From Produce to Pastries
During your long weekend stay at Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria visit the Old Town Farmers’ Market and meander through more than 70 local vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables, pastries, flowers, soaps, and artwork. The oldest farmers’ market in the nation, don’t miss this popular attraction in downtown Alexandria.
Fine Dining Since 1770
The oldest restaurant in Alexandria, Gadsby’s Tavern is home to Colonial-clad waiters and classic 18th century American fare. Having hosted the first five presidents of the United States, including George Washington who lived ten miles north of Old Town Alexandria at Mount Vernon, don’t miss out on a historic meal at Gadsby’s Tavern.
Road to Mount Vernon
If you’re looking for outdoor things to do in Alexandria VA, then the Mount Vernon Trail is not to be missed. Composed of 18 miles of waterfront views, green space, and wildlife, this trail leads from Old Town Alexandria to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Run, walk, peddle, or roll along this popular outdoor attraction near Morrison House.