A Taste of Alexandria

Be a traveler, not a tourist when you visit the Washington DC Metropolis and take it all in like the locals. One of the best parts about traveling is exploring and experiencing everything you don’t get to at home. You probably have an idea of what all you’d like to see and do on your trip, but what about where you’ll dine? From street food to brunch and fine dining, Alexandria has it all. Check out this list of our favorite Alexandria area restaurant categories!

  • Brunch: Weekend brunch is the thing to do in Alexandria, as it’s an all day affair. Start your day with free breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria- Fort Belvoir then head to King Street order off the lunch end of the brunch menus. From traditional brunch foods to unique and eclectic, your Alexandria brunch options are endless.
  • Outdoor Eats: Summer is the season of patio wining and dining. Grab a bite at a local pub, indulge in classic dishes on a rooftop balcony, or humor that sweet tooth by stopping at an ice cream shop patio.
  • Presidential Dining: So you’re in the DC area and want to eat like the locals….why not try a few presidential hotspots! Dine at the Obama and Bush families favorite local eateries or try out the pubs and taverns our first president frequented.
  • Wine a little: Virginia is the Napa Valley of the East Coast, so wine a little while you have the chance! Rich in flavor, our variety of locally made Virginia wines will pair with anything. Head to the Potomac River for a glass of wine and a view to unwind at the end of a long day.

The Holiday Inn Express Alexandria-Fort Belvoir is conveniently located with free transportation to get you where you need to go. Lucky for you, these Alexandria restaurants aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so book your DC area stay when it’s most convenient for you!


Fourth of July in Washington D.C.

Although there are many historically significant cities on the East Coast in America such as Boston or New York, there is no place you would rather be on Independence Day than Washington D.C.

Be a part of the celebration on July 4th, 2015 when the city comes to life to celebrate America’s 239th birthday.

Parade and ‘A Capitol Fourth’July 4
As you can probably imagine, there’s no better place to celebrate America’s Independence Day than the nation’s Capital itself. With a parade in the morning, a performance by the National Symphony in the evening, and an unforgettable fireworks show on the National Mall at night, DC will be the place to be come July 4th, 2015.

Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout: July 4
RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003
Looking to rock out on July 4th? The legendary RFK Stadium will be your spot. The Foo Fighters will be putting on a legendary show, featuring 20 years’ worth of head pounding rock-n-roll. The lineup will also feature Trouble Funk, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J, and of course there will be food and fireworks!

Catch a Ballgame at Nationals Park
Whether you’re an avid sports fan or simply enjoy the great outdoors, the state-of-the-art Nationals Park has all of the amenities to fulfill your needs. Good food? Check. Good beer? Check. Good baseball team? Double check (for being in first place). Good company? That one’s on you! The Nationals will be taking on the defending-champion San Francisco Giants in an early 11:05 game. There’s nothing more American than baseball!

If none of these catch your eye, not to worry! There are plenty more things to do in the DC area on July 4th!

At our Alexandria, VA hotel we make travel rewarding, whatever it is that brings you. Take advantage of 24-hour business facilities and free Wi-Fi. Unwind at day’s end in a deluxe guest room or spacious suite, complete with hospitality station. Need a local recommendation? Our friendly service team is always ready and happy to assist with any need.