Presidential Inauguration Guests in Town? What to Do in Greater Alexandria

Where to go, what to do and where to eat in Greater Alexandria this weekend if you're hosting out-of-town guests for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

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 right here in Greater Alexandria to keep your guests entertained and happy.

Where to Eat

Your guests can dine at the located just north of Mount Vernon on the George Washington Parkway and features a diverse menu in a historical building. 

For something quick and inexpensive, check out Dishes of India, Roseina's, and the Hollin Hall Pastry Company and Shop. 

Places to See

Be sure to have your guest check out the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Your guests can tour the Mount Vernon Estate and learn how the Washingtons lived.

Things to Do

Take a hike at Huntley Meadows Park and see a bit of nature.

Check out George Washington's inauguration items at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

Take a scenic drive down the George Washington Parkway for great views of the Potomac River.

What else would you suggest doing in and around Greater Alexandria this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

Jay January 18, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Hi Jessie, Excellent list, but not sure I would say Dishes of India is inexpensive. We do love eating there though! The Freedom House in Old Town is quite the experience. Very sober, very moving, even haunting knowing the building's history of captivity.
Kevin Schwalb January 18, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Why did you put Cedar Knoll on the list of places to eat? Talk about a waste of prime space, I suggest Southside 815 or Austin Grille.
Jessie Biele January 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Hi everyone, Thanks for all your suggestions for places to go! I wanted to focus on places that are in the Huntington, Belle Haven, Belle View, and Fort Hunt communities, but I absolutely welcome suggestions in Old Town as they're just a quick drive up the Parkway! Jessie Biele, Local Editor


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