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Three-Day Itinerary: Experience the Best of Summer in Old Town Alexandria

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This summer, immerse yourself in the historic charm, vibrant culture, and delightful experiences that this iconic destination has to offer. With our exclusive offerings and a perfectly curated three-day itinerary, your stay with us promises to be unforgettable.

Perfectly Curated Three-Day Itinerary of Old Town Alexandria

Day 1: Discover the Historic Charm

Morning: Arrival and Relaxation at Lorien Hotel & Spa Upon arrival, settle into your beautifully appointed room or suite, designed with comfort and elegance in mind. Take a moment to unwind in our lush courtyard or enjoy a refreshing drink at The Tasting Room, where you’ll find authentic European Cuisine with an American twist. A neighborhood favorite offering seasonal menus and innovative cocktails in a whimsical atmosphere with a welcoming vibe.

Late Morning: Explore King Street Step out of the hotel and onto King Street, one of the most picturesque main streets in America. Browse the unique boutiques, antique shops, and galleries that line the cobblestone streets. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former munitions plant now home to artist studios and galleries.

Lunch: Al Fresco Dining Enjoy lunch at one of the many charming outdoor cafes. We recommend Virtue Feed & Grain for its delicious menu and historic ambiance.

Afternoon: History Comes Alive Visit the Carlyle House, a beautifully restored Georgian mansion with stunning gardens. Learn about the city’s colonial past and the role this house played in early American history. Afterwards, take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the scenic views of the Potomac River.

Evening: Dinner at BRABO Brasserie Return to Lorien Hotel & Spa for an exquisite dining experience at BRABO Brasserie, our award-winning signature restaurant. Savor contemporary American cuisine with refined European techniques crafted with locally sourced ingredients, paired with a selection of fine wines.

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Day 2: Adventure and Relaxation

Morning: Spa Bliss Start your day with a rejuvenating treatment at Lorien Spa. Indulge in a signature massage, facial, or body treatment designed to relax and revitalize your senses.

Late Morning: Waterfront Fun Head to the Alexandria Marina for some water-based activities. Rent a kayak or paddleboard or take a scenic boat tour to see the city from a different perspective.

Lunch: Riverside Picnic Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from Society Fair and enjoy a leisurely lunch at Founders Park. Relax on the grass and soak up the summer sun while watching boats sail by.

Afternoon: Museum and Market Visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a fascinating preserved apothecary shop dating back to the 18th century. Then, explore the Old Town Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest continuously operating farmers’ markets in the country. Sample fresh local produce, artisanal goods, and homemade treats.

Evening: After dinner, catch a performance at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, where local talent brings a variety of plays and musicals to life.

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Day 3: Culture and Cuisine

Morning: Brunch at Magnolia’s on King Enjoy a leisurely brunch at Magnolia’s on King, offering Southern-inspired dishes and a cozy ambiance. It’s the perfect start to your final day in Old Town.

Late Morning: Gardens and Mansions Explore the lush gardens of Green Spring Gardens, followed by a visit to the stately Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden. Discover the stories of the families who lived there and the house’s role throughout history.

Lunch: Seafood Delight For lunch, savor fresh seafood at Hank’s Oyster Bar, where the oysters are a must-try. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and delicious fare.

Afternoon: Boutique Shopping Spend your afternoon discovering more of Old Town’s unique shops. From vintage finds at Pretty People Vintage to curated home goods at Red Barn Mercantile, there’s something for everyone.

Evening: Farewell Dinner at Vermilion End your trip with a memorable dinner at Vermilion, known for its farm-to-table menu and intimate setting. Toast to your unforgettable getaway with a craft cocktail or a glass of wine.

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Lorien Hotel & Spa Offerings

Throughout your stay, take advantage of the luxurious amenities and services at Lorien Hotel & Spa. Relax in our serene courtyard, keep up with your fitness routine in our well-equipped gym, or simply unwind in your beautifully decorated room. Our attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring your stay is perfect in every way.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lorien Hotel & Spa this summer. Book your stay with us and experience the best of Old Town Alexandria!