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Virginia itinerary: Alexandria


Located minutes from Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront.

“Groups visiting Alexandria love our historic backdrop juxtaposed with new offerings like chef-driven restaurants and attractions like the Torpedo Factory Art Center,” said Lorraine Lloyd, senior vice president of sales for Visit Alexandria. “From walking tours to river cruises, we have something for groups of all sizes.”

Port City Brewing Company

Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, VirginiaPhoto: Sarah Hauser for VTC

Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria, Va.


Taste award-winning brews at Port City Brewing Company, named America’s Best Small Brewery in 2015 by The Washington Post. Stop by the tasting room, open seven days a week, for guided brewery tours and a variety of beer-centric programming, including beer yoga, Pedals and Pints, trivia and exciting live entertainment.

Carlyle House, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Alexandria, VirginiaPhoto: Todd Wright for VTC

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Alexandria, Va.


Learn about 18th-century life in Alexandria by visiting historic museums in Market Square. Carlyle House is a Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historic apothecary that once prescribed medications to Martha Washington. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is a tavern that served the first five presidents.

Potomac Riverboat Company 

Riverboat cruise in Alexandria, VirginiaPhoto: K. Summerer for Visit Alexandria

Riverboat cruise, Alexandria, Va.


Groups looking for a distinct experience can set sail with Potomac Riverboat Company. Departing from Old Town Alexandria, groups can enjoy cruises to Washington, D.C.’s historic landmarks or to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the most visited historic estate in the country. Groups can customize cruises, from the meals to entertainment.

DC Metro Food Tours

Food tour in Alexandria, VirginiaPhoto: Visit Alexandria

Food tour, Alexandria, Va.


Join DC Metro Food Tours for an Old Town Alexandria Food Tour. Explore Alexandria, a city rich in history, architecture and culinary delights. Join a professional guide for a three-hour tour as groups stroll through the cobblestone streets enjoying samples of local specialty dishes from Old Town’s distinctive family-owned and -operated restaurants.

Visit Alexandria


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