Enjoy a Romantic Getaway in Alexandria

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With its centuries-old architecture, buzzing waterfront and fresh dining scene, Alexandria, Virginia, offers the ideal setting to be spirited away with your significant other. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., you’ll find al fresco dining options with stunning views, Instagram-worthy spots for the perfect couple shot, drinks destinations to raise a glass and more. Get inspired with the ideas below.

Things To Do

Stroll Captain’s Row, the picturesque 100 block of Prince Street dating from the 1700s. Explore historic King Street, Alexandria’s main thoroughfare lined with brick sidewalks and independent boutiques and restaurants. Get pampered with a couples massage at the Lorien Hotel & SpaFountains Day Spa or Sugar House Day Spa and Salon. Or hold on tight to your companion during a Ghost & Graveyard Tour or ghostly pub crawl. Then, set sail on a river cruise with the City Cruises for spectacular views of D.C. monuments.

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What to Eat

Cozy up as you satisfy your cravings at one of Alexandria’s many dining destinations. Try Josephine or Bastille for contemporary French cuisine and extensive wine lists. Enjoy an upscale environment at Oak Steakhouse, Vermilion or 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood, or soak up live music at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub or Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant. Savor a luxurious weekend brunch at Del Ray Café, Fontaine or King & Rye.


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Where to Sip

Relax at a casual brewery such as Aslin Beer Co., Mieza Blendery and Port City Brewing Company or flirt with speakeasy vibes at Captain Gregory’s, Casa Luna and Alice’s Cocktail Bar. Sip mocktails riverside at Vola’s Dockside Grill or BARCA Pier and Wine Bar, or raise a glass of vino at Sonoma Cellar or Ethiopian honey wine at Negus Winery and Meadery.

Captain Gregory’s

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Negus Winery and Meadery Tasting Room

Aslin Beer Company

Where to Stay

Alexandria’s boutique hotels set the tone for a romantic getaway. Tucked away just off King Street in a Federalist-style building is a AAA four-diamond hotel, Morrison House, Autograph Collection. If you prefer waterfront views, head to Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria’s only waterfront hotel. For a room just floors above from an upscale spa, book a stay at Lorien Hotel & Spa.

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