Tag: tourism

Alexandria tourism spending hits record high

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] 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 | [email protected] 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 | [email protected] 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...

Public art takes flight in Alexandria neighborhoods

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] 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 | [email protected] 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...