Tag: tourism

Your Views: Yes, Old Town is for everyone

To the editor: In reply to Nathan Macek's letter in the Feb. 6 Alexandria Times, “Old Town is for everyone,” I would like to point...

Your Views: We should capitalize on our history

To the editor: The Alexandria Times editorial, “Double down on our strengths,” in your Jan. 30 paper provides actionable information, based on the demographics of...

Your Views: Old Town is for everyone

To the editor: The Jan. 30 Alexandria Times editorial “Double down on our strengths” recommends that city leaders view decisions affecting Old Town “through the...

Alexandria tourism spending hits record high

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Visitor spending in Alexandria hit an all-time high, Visit Alexandria announced at its annual meeting on Monday, according to a...

Our View: Signs, signs everywhere signs

Kudos also to the City of Alexandria for the helpful new signs that have been installed throughout the city. These signs are attractive and...

Scooters in Alexandria Part 2: For riders, e-scooters are more than...

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com One mile. For drivers, it is a distance easily crossed. For runners, a mile is only the start of a...

Torpedo Factory launches vibrancy initiative

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Two months after the city assumed permanent control of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, artists and administrators are settling into...

Photos: King Street Art Festival

After being postponed due to weather, the King Street Art Festival took place on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 in Old Town. Hundreds of artists...

Tourism spending increases in Alexandria year-over-year

Tourism spending increased by just under 5 percent year-over-year to $826 million, Visit Alexandria announced at its annual meeting on Monday night.  The figure represents...

Updated: Negotiations ongoing over possible Metro strike

As a high volume of travelers prepared to head to and from the Washington All-Star Game on Tuesday, a WMATA strike loomed. Metro employees voted...