Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Best of Old Town Alexandria

A stroll through this historic neighborhood reveals fashionable boutiques, cutting-edge art, and some of the area’s best dining.

From elegant dining rooms and romantic bistros to lively gastropubs and family-style restaurants, Old Town serves up some very fine dining.


Whether your idea of a good time involves brunch, beer, book readings, or boutiques, here are wonderful ways to while away a day in Alexandria.


Alexandria is home to terrific shopping, from polished dresses to high-end cookware to vintage jewelry.


New luxury condos in Old Town feature such amenities as heated pools and a dog park.


Alexandria offers everything from vibrant contemporary art to top-name live music to irreverent theater.


Click on the map to view larger or get a PDF version here.

This article appears in the December 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

9 Businesses You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

How David Gregory Lost His Job

Photos: What Life Was Like in DC During the Great Depression

Local TV Commercials You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

Can't-Miss Food Events This Week: Taste of DC, Cap City Oktoberfest

This Insanely Cool Georgetown House Is on Sale for $10 Million

Metro Can Blame Bikeshare for Lost Passengers, but Bikeshare Is Just Going to Get Bigger.

Metro's Ridership Is Still Falling, and Fare Hikes Might Be the Only Way to Keep Its Revenue Up

Where to Find the Best Pizzas Around DC