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What to Do in Alexandria: Ask Our Staff

Getting off the beaten path and discovering what to do in Alexandria is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places and hidden gems? Ask a local – they always know what to do in Alexandria. Our staff makes it easy to discover helps you make the most of your Alexandria stay by sharing our favorite local picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days, what would you do in Alexandria Virgina? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat
Stephanie Geist

Stephanie Geist

Chef de Cuisine

  • Light Horse is the perfect spot to go to for late evening eating. I like going there after work when I need a bite to eat.

  • Evo Bistro is my favorite place to hang out on a day off. They have a fantastic wine selection and tapas style food.

Wellness
Dereje Aycheluhim

Dereje Aycheluhim

Butler

  • Try the Mount Vernon Trail. It stretches 18 miles and gives scenic views of the Potomac River.

  • Bike & Roll Alexandria offers bike rentals and tours. You can bike to Mt.Vernon and take a narrated boat cruise back to Old Town Alexandria.

Play
Dan Underwood

Dan Underwood

General Manager, The Grille

  • Have a drink at PX, and be wisked back to the 1930's at this posh lounge. Reservations are recommended but if you see the blue light come on in...

  • Take the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi to exciting shops, restaurants and daily events.

Drink
Rosen Ivanov

Rosen Ivanov

Bartender

  • Rustico is the place that I go when I feel like drinking good beer.

  • Vermillion is the place that I go after work for a glass of wine or a cocktail.

Retail therapy
Gwyan Moses

Gwyan Moses

Operations Manager

  • The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City offers some of my favorite shops; Nordstrom, Club Monaco & Cole Haan.

  • Tucked into the cozy brick-lined streets of Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District features 28 unique shops showcasing one-of-a-kind items.

One of a kind
Tobias Arff

Tobias Arff

General Manager

  • Swing by the Torpedo. Journey through three floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists and buy original artwork.

  • The Old Town Alexandria Food Tour pays homage to the city's colonial roots, as well as its recently evolved food scene; discover both colonial and modern indigenous cuisine.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Morrison House's Guest Services Team at (703) 838-8000.

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