Weekends are for relaxing and enjoying time with family, but keeping the kids entertained can get expensive and hard to plan. Let’s face it – you are busy and having to search website after website for family-friendly activities isn’t exactly how you are looking to spend your free time. To take the headache out of family bonding, we have compiled a list of the six best things to do in Alexandria that are bound to make family time unforgettable!
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Family Fun in Alexandria, VA
1. Play Outside
Want something to entertain the kids but also want to stay close to home? Lerner Morningside has a playground, volleyball and tennis courts, and a swimming pool within the complex so you can keep an eye on the kids from your apartment’s balcony. If you want to turn playing outside into a daylong excursion, you can take a trip to Dora Kelley Nature Park and explore their 50-acre wildlife sanctuary, or head over to Duke Street Dog Park for a picnic with the family and your furry little friend.
If you prefer to do something indoors, there are tons of malls and shopping centers around Alexandria such as the Mosaic District, the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and Fox Chase Shopping Center. Not only is there great shopping, but each center is equipped with activities to keep the kids busy.
3. Go Out to Eat
Spending time with family doesn’t have to be an elaborately planned ordeal; even going out for a meal can make memories. Whether you choose to go to a chain like Red Lobster or IHOP, or something a little more adventurous like Enat Fine Ethiopian Cuisine or Yamazato Japanese, the dining options are limitless.
4. Get Creative
Nothing relieves stress like a hands-on family activity. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 82 studios and 6 galleries that are open to the public, where you can see, touch, and experience art all around you. The building is pet-friendly, has creation galleries and activity centers for children, and you can buy art for your personal collection at home. The Art League School also offers art classes if you are looking to unleash your inner artist.
5. See a Movie
The “G-rated” experiences in Alexandria are endless, including the opportunity to watch a movie at the Regal Theater or AMC Hoffman Center. Pick a genre, grab some popcorn and soda, and get ready for a great night of family fun!
6. Tour the Town
The historic town of Alexandria offers several tours on foot, bike, and trolley, and the town is definitely worth exploring. Del Ray is equipped with miles of eclectic shops, farmers’ markets, and art all in one place, and houses a legendary music hall as well. Alexandria Colonial Tours hosts a kids’ scavenger hunt every night where children can learn about the town’s history, search for clues and facts, and even walk in the footsteps of George Washington. If all else fails, you can even take a drive to Washington, D.C. and learn all about America’s history.
Apartments in Alexandria, VA
No matter what you do, what’s important is that you spend quality time with your family, full of memories, laughs, and fun! If you’ve visited Alexandria recently and fell in love with the town, it may be time to seriously consider moving. If you are searching for a family-friendly community in the Alexandria area that has numerous amenities, look no further than Lerner Morningside. For more information about our apartment complex, please take a virtual tour or give us a call today: (703) 260-1895.