Discover the Charm of Alexandria During IMTRC
The International Massage Therapy Research Conference will meet in Alexandria, Virginia, May 9-10, 2019. Named among the Top 5 Best Small Cities by the 2019 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria has something for everyone. Bring your family, extend your stay, and get to know this historic city.
Five Great Things To Do in Alexandria
1. Shop in Old Town
The Old Town neighborhood boasts brick and cobblestone streets, and 100+ independent stores. From antique shops to bookstores, consignment shops to crafting spaces and apothecaries, Old Town offers a unique shopping experience for whatever you’re searching for. Walk all the way down King Street to the Torpedo Factory and Waterfront.
2. Eat Well in Del Ray
Del Ray is a neighborhood off the beaten path, full of coffee shops, restaurants and cafes. With a booming dining scene you’ll find a wide variety of restaurant options. The neighborhood is bike friendly with Capital Bike Share, dotted with ice cream shops, and feels miles from city life.
3. Tap into History
4. Explore the Waterfront and See the City from the Potomac
The city’s waterfront offers a unique view of Washington, DC. Hop on a boat tour to get a better view of Alexandria. The Waterfront is also full of restaurants with scenic outdoor seating, or you can get out on the water with a paddleboard or kayak.
5. Stretch your Legs on the Mount Vernon Trail
The Mount Vernon Trail runs between Arlington Cemetery to the north and Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens to the south. For walkers, runners, and cyclists, the trail offers views of the Washington, DC, while weaving along the Potomac River.