Do you have guests in town for Inauguration Weekend?
Chances are, your guests will want to do more than sit on your couch waiting for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday. So, we’ve rounded up some things you can do in Old Town to keep your guests entertained and happy.
What To Do, Where To Go
First, check out our weekend planner for events in and around town!
You can always take your guests on a stroll down the shops on and off King Street, and include a wander through Founder's Park. Visit the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, too, where George Washington's memorial services took place.
Take a tour of the Friendship Firehouse Museum—the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria, founded 1774. (Tours are by appointment; call (703) 746-4994.)
You can also take tours of the Torpedo Factory and watch some of Alexandria's own artists at work.
The Carlyle House and its gardens are always beautiful, no matter how grey or cold it is outside.
People in the healthcare field and history buffs alike may have fun at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.
Where to Eat
Perfect timing: Alexandria Restaurant week starts Friday! More than 50 restaurants are featuring special menus throughout this weekend and next week.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum is great for dinner. The tavern is hosting a historic beer dinner Friday night (see our weekend planner for more information).
La Bastille is a great place to impress your guests with a more fancy meal.
President Obama and other famous people have been known to stop by Restaurant Eve.
Looking for something more kid-friendly? Head to the Union Street Public House.
Do you have other ideas? Let everyone know what you're up to this weekend.
If you or your guests are heading downtown this weekend, be sure to check our travel information and our presidential inauguration special section.