As America’s #1 downtown, Old Town Alexandria is truly a must-visit city.

Yep, that’s right. According to Livability.com, Alexandria has the best downtown in the entire country. The reason? Historic sites, picture perfect views, and vibrant local shops and restaurants.

It doesn’t hurt that Alexandria is only a 20 minute drive to Washington, D.C. — one of the largest tourist destinations in the country.

So before you book your flight, check out our list of the shops and restaurants your have to include in your itinerary.



What: Lingerie boutique offering comfortable, practical & pretty undergarments, sleepwear and loungewear.
Where: 924 King Street
Women’s Gift Cards >>>

Bishop Boutique


What: Chic accessories boutique offering designers such as Joie, Loeffler Randall, and LK Bennett.
Where: 815-B King Street
Accessories & Shoes Gift Cards >>>

Society Fair


What: Bakery, butchery, market, wine bar, and kitchen all under one roof. One stop shop for all things delicious.
Where: 277 S. Washington Street
Food & Drink Gift Cards >>>

Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary


What: Bath & body apothecary featuring handcrafted products made with natural and vegan ingredients.
Where: 105 S. Union Street
Health & Beauty Gift Cards >>>

Red Barn Mercantile


What: Home boutique offering the finest in furniture and gift, and effortlessly combining vintage and modern.
Where: 1117 King Street
Home Decor Gift Certificates >>>

Mystique Jewelers


What: Designer jewelry shop specializing in one-of-a-kind engagement ring and exceptional custom designs.
Where: 211 The Strand
Jewelry Gift Cards >>>


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