We recently asked Instagrammers to post a video showing us what they love about Alexandria for our Wish You Were Here In Alexandria contest. The results were amazing! Creative, thoughtful, and fun videos, all showing the best of the city we all love.

View the winning video and the runner-up, followed by other entries in no particular order. We love them all!

Winner: The Snaggles

Congratulations to the contest winners, Instagrammers Stefan and Cami, a.k.a. @snaggles.rock!

They won an Alexandria staycation: a hotel stay at The Westin Alexandria, brunch at Stomping Ground, dinner at Carluccio’s, a boat cruise with Potomac Riverboat Company, and a walking tour with Discover Alexandria. This video got us laughing out loud!

A video posted by Snaggles (@snaggles.rock) on



Runner-up: Family Moments

It was tough picking just one winner, and this video really touched our hearts and made us sigh. So in the end we decided to award a runner-up prize to Instagrammer Tiffany! “We’ve created some of the best memories from celebratory dinners, photographing our pregnancy announcement photos to our son’s first picnic on the waterfront,” she says in the caption. 

A video posted by Tiffany (@tiffanymamone) on


Charming historic homes

Kelsey says, “I adore this little city of mine!”


Love is in the air (especially at the waterfront)

In a DC Minute bloggers Scott and Al’s favorite place is the waterfront. “Scott proposed at the #alexandriawaterfront, so obviously it’s our entry for the #wishyouwerehereInALX Instagram video contest,” says Al.

  A video posted by Al and Scott (@dcminute) on


Don’t blink–the ending is a delightful surprise!

Elaine says, “We had some fun in the sun capturing a quick tour of the beauty we enjoy everyday.”


A video posted by Elaine (@islophile) on


Bird watching is a must

Melinda captioned her video, “What I love about Alexandria… all the bird watching opportunities!”



Ride the free trolley

Rayne enjoys the waterfront views and recommends the trolley and Capital Bikeshare.

A video posted by Rayne Woo (@raynejwoo) on


Which one is your favorite video? Tag us on Instagram and let us know!

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