Tag: tourism

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...

Public art takes flight in Alexandria neighborhoods

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com From decorated traffic boxes on Duke Street to a climbable sculpture in Del Ray, from a light installation in a...

King Street Corridor initiative secures private funding

By Michaela Gleeson | mgleeson@alextimes.com The King Street Corridor initiative, led by Visit Alexandria, is well underway with 80 percent of its $175,000 goal raised,...

Letter to the Editor: Solutions needed to tour bus traffic

To the editor: Although the City of Alexandria has appointed a number of Tour Bus Task Force groups over the years, the problem of tour...

New company to assume management of First Night Alexandria

An Alexandria company will be taking over management of First Night Alexandria, the annual New Year's Eve party in Old Town and Del Ray. The...

Photos: The sights of the 2018 George Washington Parade

The George Washington Birthday Parade returned to Old Town on Monday, bringing with it music, patriotic displays, energetic dance and even ponies. This year's event...

Chadwicks celebrates 50 years

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com When partners Mike Kirby, Tom Russo and Joe McGuinness opened Chadwicks in Old Town back in 1979, it was the...

Letter to the Editor: City should stop telling visitors to park...

Last week, Alexandria’s Traffic and Parking Board voted to expand payto-park to three additional blocks in Old Town’s southeast quadrant. This means anyone not...
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