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Great Date Ideas in Alexandria


With its cobblestone streets, picturesque neighborhoods and waterfront ambiance, it’s no wonder named Alexandria one of the most romantic cities in the U.S. Cozy up in one of the city’s hundreds of restaurants, many housed in historic buildings loaded with charm and award-winning menus. Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as the “Best Place for a First Date,” Alexandria is the perfect place to enjoy a night out, whether it’s your first date or 25th anniversary.

Romantic Getaway Itinerary

Indulge in a day of pampering with a couple’s massage, fine dining and creative cocktails.

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12 Winter Date Ideas 

Find inspirational ideas for a first date, Valentine’s Day or celebrating your anniversary.

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How Should You Spend a Night Out in Alexandria?

Take our quiz, and see where a night out in Alexandria leads you.

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Date Ideas for Foodies

Unforgettable meals in a beautifully historic setting create the perfect atmosphere for any romance.

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15 Sweet Spots for Alexandria Treats

From cupcakes to custard, popsicles and pies, to specialty treats for dogs, Alexandria is the stuff of sweet dreams.

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Dates on a Budget

Stroll along the King Street Mile then enjoy a breathtaking sunset as you relax at the Potomac River waterfront.

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Hotel Packages

Find the best deals on hotels located steps from Alexandria’s top attractions, independent restaurants and waterfront fun.

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Best Places for Live Music in Alexandria

Catch iconic acts and up-and-coming stars at The Birchmere or head to lively pubs with live music.

Top Places for Engagement Photos

With cobblestone streets, a picturesque waterfront and colorful brick walls and doorways, there are plenty of places to pose in Old Town Alexandria.

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