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Things to do in Alexandria

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Alexandria. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Alexandria attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Alexandria to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Alexandria.

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  • PX

    Artful cocktails designed by expert mixologist Todd Thrasher are PX’s hallmark, like Gimme S’More (chocolaty brown and swirled white, torched on th... More
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center

    Located on the Potomac River, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is an expansive complex comprised of the Alexandria Archeology Museum, six art galleri... More
  • Washington Wine Academy

    Chosen by Food & Wine as one of the nation’s top five wine schools, this nonprofit organization provides professional certification courses; introd... More

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