Old Town Alexandria has something for everyone. Planning a perfect Saturday out and about can be tough so we decided to do all the work for you! If you’re looking for things to do and places to eat in Old Town, you’ve come to the right place.
Located just outside Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria is filled with endless options when it comes to a Saturday well spent. To start off your day right, it is imperative to grab that cup of coffee and get going! Misha’s is the perfect spot for a quick cup of coffee in the heart of Alexandria Old Town. With four types of coffee, (Signature Blends, American, African, and Indonesian varietals) either whole or ground by weight, there is a lot to choose from. Misha’s is the epitome of a neighborhood coffee shop, where you are guaranteed to feel like a local.
If you are looking for something more fun and spontaneous, Elizabeth’s Counter on N. Henry Street is your answer. Whether it’s the “Tastes like A Samoa” or the “Bacon Maple,” Elizabeth’s Counter is sure to have a donut for everyone in the family.
If you love coffee as much as the rest of us and would like more options check out our guide to our favorite coffee shops throughout Alexandria.
Now that you have your morning coffee, it’s time to get going. Endless boutiques and shops are located along King St. and all over Old Town. Don’t worry, there are plenty of shops for both him and her! Located at the bottom of King Street near the waterfront, the Lucky Knot is a local favorite. From Lilly Pulitzer planners to Vineyard Vines dresses, the Lucky Knot is sure to have something for your next wedding or brunch. Just next door is the Lucky Knot Men’s store filled with similar vibes of Vineyard Vines, Peter Millar, and more. If the Lucky Knot isn’t your spot, no need to worry, just walk along King St. and you will be sure to find something you love.
Shopping works up an appetite! Luckily, along King Street, lunch options are plentiful! Sweetgreen, at 823 King Street is a team favorite, Although sweetgreen is now a chain, it started right here in Washington DC by three Georgetown University graduates. Sweetgreen is a simple, seasonal, and delicious option for a light lunch.
If you are in the mood for something more adventurous (or filling), Meggrolls is it. Located on N. Fayette Street, Megrolls, a unique yet tasty option with various cuisines stuffed into wontons! Whether you choose the Chicken Parm-filled option with lemon-basil ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, and Megg’s homemade sauce or the four Cheese Broccoli Mac, Meggrolls is the perfect place for a quick bite.
Although we could go on and on about where to eat, there is a lot more to Old Town Alexandria!
As it is filled with such a rich history, Old Town is the perfect spot to spend hours walking around, so be sure to bring your walking shoes!
Visit historic Christ Church, (118 N. Washington Street), the Alexandria Black History Museum (902 Wythe Street), the Carlyle House (121 N Fairfax Street), or the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (105-107 S Fairfax Street). If you want even more history, take a short drive down to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George and Martha Washington. An American landmark, Mount Vernon is filled with things to do for the whole family. You can take a Mansion Tour, walk the grounds, visit the Distillery and Gristmill and more.
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If you are up for a scare, to finish off your day back in Old Town with a Ghost & Graveyard Tour. In this local favorite, you’ll follow an 18th-century colonial guide through Old Town’s historic streets and learn about the Ghosts of Old Town’s past.