Nearly 412 years ago, 104 passengers on three ships set sail from England on a four-month transatlantic voyage that ultimately shaped our nation’s future with the founding of Jamestown and the colony of Virginia. An authentic re-creation of one of the ships – Godspeed – is the featured attraction at this weekend’s Portside in Old Town Festival held at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park at the foot of Prince Street, one block north of Robinson Landing.
This weekend, the 16th annual King Street Art Festival will bring more than 220 exhibiting artists to Alexandria to display their creations and crafts. Festival go-ers will be treated to an array of fantastic paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more.
Old Town Alexandria boasts a wide array of dining choices for local residents and visitors. In addition to offering enticing fare that includes steaks, seafood, pizza, Irish, Italian and Thai, many are marked by an individual history that tells the story of the Colonial-era city and its modern re-development along the Potomac River.
Everyone knows that come July 4th, cities across the United States will be celebrating our nation’s independence with dazzling fireworks displays, but do you know the roots of this grand tradition?
Biking is one of the most accessible exercise and outdoor recreation choices for individuals, couples and families in the DC area. With more than a dozen bike trails in the region to explore and countless bike lanes being added to county and city streets, it’s easy to enjoy a long ride, quick outing or even a commute to work.
May is National Bike Month and with Spring in full bloom it's the perfect time to get out and explore the many great bike trails in the DC area. Here's a list of five of our top favorites. What DC-area location fits your lifestyle? Take our quiz to find your ideal location. Is it DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville or Alexandria?