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Shopping Specials and Events to Enjoy for Back to School in Alexandria and D.C.

Posted by: Admin
17 Aug
Shopping Specials and Events to Enjoy for Back to School in Alexandria and D.C.
Take a break from the back to school preparation and enjoy time with your family. Before the big day dedicated to classes and homework, finish clothes or supply shopping with a fun trip to Old Town, where you can also attend the last of this summer’s events. Here are a few of our favorite ways to get ready for school in Alexandria and DC:

Shopping for the School Year in Old Town Alexandria


Visit the shops in Old Town and enjoy rides down King Street on the free trolley to find the boutique perfect for you. From high-end clothing to more eclectic collections, Old Town will make your family fashionably ready for the start of school.
  • 529 Kids Consign – Get the kids’ wardrobes ready at this consignment shop for children’s designer fashion. Military servicemembers enjoy a 10% discount off their purchases every Tuesday.
  • Vintage Mirage – This boutique will easily satisfy any high school or college student with a taste for vintage clothing and accessories.
  • The Shoe Hive – A big part of going back to school is finding new shoes that fit well. From now until August 31, get 30% off on spring merchandise at this high-end shoe shore.

Brunch with Mrs. Washington at Mount Vernon


Take your family to a fun and educational event at Mount Vernon before the school year starts. Delight in a brunch buffet while you learn about the daily life of young Martha Washington from the lady herself on August 18 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Tickets are $55 per person and include general admission.

Events on the Waterfront at National Harbor


There is always something going on at National Harbor. A few of our favorite upcoming events include:
  • Bobby McKey’s Kids Day– The live music starts at noon on August 25 and continues by audience request. Tickets are $20 and include a lunch buffet.
  • Salute the Sunset Concert Series – These free shows are happening every Saturday night until September 22. Bands from every military branch will be putting on performances during this series at the Plaza.

Choosing a hotel for back to school in Alexandria and DC

If you’re looking to enjoy the back to school shopping specials and events this August, it’s important to first select a comfortable, affordable place to stay. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir you can enjoy a complimentary shuttle to the metro to get around, free WiFi in every room to keep you connected, and competitive rates on each night of your stay. Come see why so many visitors to the Alexandria and DC region have chosen us to make their trips memorable.
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