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What’s New and Exciting in Alexandria for 2021? Just Ask Visit Alexandria

Ada’s on the River (Photo courtesy Visit Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Yesterday, Visit Alexandria, the city’s tourism bureau, shared what’s new and exciting about Alexandria in 2021. There will be new art installations, restaurants, and more. Take a look at all that is offered. Summaries courtesy of Visit Alexandria.

New Waterfront Eateries: Recently opened Ada’s on the River and BARCA Pier & Wine Bar, coming this spring, add hundreds of new outdoor dining seats to Alexandria’s waterfront.

2021 Public Art Installation: In March, Waterfront Park welcomes new temporary public art installation Groundswell inspired by the city’s evolving shoreline.

Black History & Culture Experiences: In addition to new Black history tours launched in 2020, anticipate new virtual and outdoor experiences uplifting undertold stories, along with the reopening of Freedom House Museum in summer 2021, featuring a major traveling exhibition.

Intertribal Creatives Collective: Celebrate the art and voices of Indigenous people with Intertribal Creatives’ new fair-trade online gallery and store while awaiting the renovated gallery space set to open in spring 2021.

Sustainability Trend: Newly opened Mason & GreensVía Volcán Coffee and Patagonia are among many businesses encouraging environmentally conscious shopping in Alexandria, VA.

Old Town North: Alexandria’s emerging arts-and-dining district flourishes with restaurant newcomers Wooboi Hot ChickenSisters Thai and Magnolia Dessert Bar and St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub at the EDENS development and the anticipation of the return of MetroStage at an all-new venue in 2022.

Expanding Dining Trends: Nearly 30 new and coming-soon restaurants enhance dining trends like pan-Asian flavors, cafés with a twist, flavorful fast casual and more.

Growing Shopping Scene: National and international brands like FatFace and Rocket Fizz accompany independent boutique expansions of beloved Old Town Books and The Hour.

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