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Located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, connected to D.C. by water taxi, Metrorail and bike trails, and named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria, VA is the perfect place for a family fun vacation.

With dozens of kids activities at museums and historic sites plus plenty of outdoor fun and free things to do, kids of all ages will love staying in George Washington’s adopted hometown. Tiny tots and kids up to 10 will love Scramble, a European-style play center offering indoor play and age-specific activities. Kids can literally dig into the past at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum while the Kids’ Scavenger Hunt sends families hunting for clues through Old Town’s historic neighborhoods to learn about George Washington and other patriots. Adventurous groups of all ages visit Shadowland for ultimate laser tag or Cameron Run Regional Park for mini golf, a water park, batting cages and more. Whether you are staying in Alexandria for your D.C. vacation or enjoying a weekend getaway, families find plenty to do in Alexandria, from bike tours to boat rides.

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Come see the stars of tomorrow today! The Alexandria Aces are the local team in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball...
3700 Commonwealth Avenue Alexandria, VA 22313
Step right into the museum’s laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria’s history, fragment by fragment. The museum’s exhibits highlight the process...
105 N. Union Street, Torpedo Factory Art Center Third Floor, #327
The 1839 Greek Revival building serves as the City’s history museum. An ongoing exhibition tells the story of Alexandria, once...
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located on Old Town’s waterfront which improves the lives of young people...
Alexandria Waterfront 0 Thompsons Alley
Named for Scottish merchant and city founder William Ramsay, the Alexandria Visitor Center is the go-to place for sightseeing brochures,...
221 King Street
Cameron Run Regional Park offers a variety of recreation facilities in an urban area, including Great Waves Waterpark. Catch a...
4001 Eisenhower Avenue
A Georgian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock...
121 N. Fairfax Street
Doyle’s Outpost is Alexandria’s first state-of-the-art entertainment facility, featuring a 5,500 square feet, two story “Battle for D.C.”-themed laser tag...
4620A Kenmore Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304
Historically themed and wonderfully immersive, our Old Town Alexandria location has rooms with themes involving Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, Edgar...
814 King Street 2nd Floor
Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company built its historic firehouse in 1855. Friendship survived the Civil War but some...
107 S. Alfred Street
Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! The Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City...
134 N. Royal Street
Demonstrations by costumed distillers and millers take visitors through the historic processes of whiskey-making and flour and cornmeal production. George...
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway 2.7 miles from Mount Vernon Estate Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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