5 Staycation Ideas in Alexandria, Virginia

Aerial view of Alexandria, Virgina taken in the 1980s.

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How to Enjoy Your Time Off in Alexandria

What’s better than having a great job? A great job that gives you time off! But sometimes it doesn’t make sense to leave town. Luckily, one of the best things about having an apartment in Alexandria, Virginia is the fact the city has so much to offer. If you have some free time, check out these ideas to inspire your next adventure out on the town!

Go Boating, Canoeing, or Kayaking

Alexandria’s long, storied history is in part influenced on the fact that it was settled on the Potomac River (and eventually right down the road from Washington DC). While you’re on the river, the beautiful foliage is wonderfully mixed against the city, making a trip on the river a pleasant afternoon for people of all ages. There are multiple rental options for all your marine adventures, whether you’re looking to learn more or simply blow off some steam.

 

Take a Hike or Bike Ride

If you’re more keen to keep your feet on solid ground, there are plenty of natural escapes on land for to go for a great run, a stimulating bike ride, or even a picnic! Some of the great parks in the area include Armistead Boothe Park, Beach Park, Chinquapin Park and Dora Kelley nature Park. These are just a few of the beautiful escapes available to Alexandria, so take a minute to see what looks the best to you.

Go to a Performance or Concert

Alexandria has plenty of movie theaters for its residents, but there’s more to its performing arts scene than the latest blockbuster. The city has a strong variety of options for plays, musicals, and concerts as well. Check out the Little Theatre of Alexandria, which was founded in 1934 as a small play-reading group. Or tap your foot at the Birchmere, which calls itself a good friend to musical talents such as Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, k.d. Lang. Wanting to really let loose? Nightclubs such as Nick’s and the Basin Street Lounge can fuel you up and then set you free on the dance floor. Not a weekend goes by in Alexandria that there isn’t something new going on, so all you must do to have a look.

 

Play Sports

It’s clear that exercise is an important facet of every person’s life. Not only will it keep your body in shape, you’ll lower the risk of diseases that you’re exposed to and improve your mental health. Some people can go to the gym or take a run to stay healthy, but many others need an added element to keep things interesting. That’s where sports come in. Alexandria has a wide variety of parks, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and other sorts of fields for your friends and family to visit and get the competitive juices flowing. Even better, join one of our many recreational league for weekly fun. You’ll meet new people and feel better daily.

Explore Alexandria’s Food Scene

You don’t need to go to New York or Paris to get exquisite food anymore. Alexandria, VA has had its restaurant culture praised again and again by established sources such as Bon Apetit, The New York Times, and Food and Wine Magazine. Take advantage of its proximity to the ocean with unbelievable seafood. Or tantalize the taste buds with a variety of restaurants that focus on seasonal cuisine. Few other regions have such a blend of northern and southern cuisine!

 

Apartments in Alexandria, VA

Lerner Excelsior Tower loves being a part of Alexandria, VA, one of the best cities in the United States to live. That’s why we’ve taken our high-rise apartments and extensively renovated them, to ensure that the quality of your life at home matches what Alexandria City offers. Learn more about where we’re located here. Already sold? We make things easy with leasing online.

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