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Things to do in Alexandria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“You w.ill certainly be amazed at this wonderful zoo. It is rated one of the best!!! Very budget friendly”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Central Louisiana's leading art museum with an impressive permanent collection as well as rotating exhibitions. Plenty of educational programming.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Historic house with outbuildings and grounds. Guided tours. Gift shop. Look for Sugar Day, Bug Day, Herb Day and other special events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Alexandria's leading center for studio artists. Visit artist studios, see current exhibitions, purchase from gift shop. Located in the historic Bolton House in downtown Alexandria.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The downtown "indy" place for good friends, good convo, good vibes. Artsy and laid back. (Tip: Bring your guitar, your drum, or your poetry and make yourself at home.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live music most nights with an emphasis on jazz. Good food in a lively atmosphere. Extensive bar, featuring locally craft-brewed Huckleberry Beer. Sensational Salad is a menu favorite. Great burgers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lawyer
“Features new, local 28 West craft beers in four varieties, plus frozen daiquiris, margaritas, etc. More of a liquor store than a bar, but seating area is comfortable and has food service.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great Louisiana sports vibe! Great Louisiana food! Started by two former LSU "walk-on" basketball players, ESPN named Walk-On's the #1 sports bar in the country in 2012. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is also a co-owner. Everybody loves Walk-On's!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Hill Harris Metro near Gypsy Junction, Aspen Blue I recommend these two places as well. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Great local cooking and rotating menu. If you do not know what to get their Red Beans and Rice is a great safe choice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Live music most nights with an emphasis on jazz. Good food in a lively atmosphere. Extensive bar, featuring locally craft-brewed Huckleberry Beer. Sensational Salad is a menu favorite. Great burgers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Louisiana sports vibe! Great Louisiana food! Started by two former LSU "walk-on" basketball players, ESPN named Walk-On's the #1 sports bar in the country in 2012. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is also a co-owner. Everybody loves Walk-On's!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lawyer
“Features new, local 28 West craft beers in four varieties, plus frozen daiquiris, margaritas, etc. More of a liquor store than a bar, but seating area is comfortable and has food service.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great local cooking and rotating menu. If you do not know what to get their Red Beans and Rice is a great safe choice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Authentic food, friendly service. (Tip: The curry dishes are delicious—and you can choose your preferred amount of "heat"!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends

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