Step into Old Town Alexandria, a National Historic Landmark District that has also been recognized by Livability as the "Best Downtown in America." At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, with over a mile of independent shops and restaurants set amidst early-American architecture. Explore the intimate Museums on Market Square, such as Carlyle House and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. As you approach the Potomac River at the end of King Street, stop in to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the nation's largest collection of working artists' studios in America. What's more, Alexandria is a perfect home base just minutes from all the world-class attractions of the DC region.
Arlington is where history and fun intersect. And while we’re proud to have some of our nation's most impressive and monuments and memorials, Arlington's neighborhoods are also home to countless special spots and experiences: intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and perhaps unexpected. Set out by foot, Metro or bike for car-free fun in Arlington and the nation's capital! To help plan your visit, or for recommendations on attractions and itineraries, stop by Arlington's Mobile Visitors Center or call (800) 677- 6267.
Home to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Great Falls National Park, and many other national treasures, Fairfax County invites you to explore the attractions that allow you to “Connect With America” during your visit to Northern Virginia.
Also, be sure to leave ample time for shopping! Fairfax County offers some of the best shopping on the East Coast - with over 450 stores and restaurants in the Tysons Corner shopping area and boutique and one-of-a-kind shops found throughout our other historic towns.
From the bike trail to the ale trail, to scenic vineyard views and historic small towns, discover how Loudoun is a must visit destination for lovers of artisanal, epicurean, and culturally rich experiences. Located in Northern Virginia just 25 miles outside Washington D.C., Loudoun County is rich in attractions for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, beer and wine aficionados and history buffs alike.
Loudoun shopping opportunities offer something for every taste. Discover unique gifts at locally owned boutiques in historic towns and villages. Secure a special souvenir in a restored carriage house gift shop and find forgotten treasures tucked away in antique emporiums. Or browse world-famous labels at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets and Dulles Town Center and bring home the American brands you know and love.
Prince William, Virginia is renowned for its historic American Battlefields, vibrant shopping destinations such as Potomac Mills, IKEA, Manassas Mall, and Cabela’s, its rocking outdoor music concert venues such as Farm Brew Live and Jiffy Lube Live, and the largest collection of outdoor hiking and recreation space in all of Northern Virginia. From charming historic American towns, to the iconic National Museum of the Marine Corps – Prince William, Virginia is ideal for finding things to do when visiting Northern Virginia.