Temperatures are heating up and so are things to do near The Dalton. Our central location makes us the perfect home base for sightseeing, exploring, relaxing and dining. Before the summer comes to a close, make sure to take advantage of all of these activities. After all, they’re just steps from your Dalton door.
Resort-Style Rooftop Pool
There’s nothing more refreshing than lounging by the pool on a hot summer day. Lucky for you, there’s no need to leave home. The Dalton’s resort-style rooftop pool is the perfect place to relax in style. Float in the pool or find your zen laying out on our lounge chairs. Whichever you choose, make sure to take in the extensive views of Alexandria while you do it.
The Capital Wheel at National Harbor
Once it cools off at night, head to The Capital Wheel at National Harbor for a unique experience, located just 5 miles away from The Dalton. This massive Ferris wheel and carousel will make you feel like a kid again. This summer, enjoy live music and happy hour drinks on American Way at National Harbor from 5-7pm every Friday. Make it a date night with two tickets to The Capital Wheel plus two drinks at Flight Deck for just $45.
Mount Vernon Trail
Whether you’re running to set a personal-best, cruising on a bike, or just walking to enjoy the fresh air, Mount Vernon Trail is the perfect place for you. Take in all of the beauty and history that our area has to offer, all while getting in your daily exercise. Mount Vernon Trail spans 18 miles down the Potomac River, offering picturesque views of the national monuments, Old Town Alexandria and George Washington’s waterfront estate.
Barbecue on the Rooftop Terrace
Why go out to eat when you have everything you need for a memorable night of dining right at home? Call some friends, fill your ice chest, and head up to our grilling area on the rooftop terrace for a barbecue. You’re sure to find what you want to cooke up at nearby Trader Joe’s or Harris Teeter, located just down the street. Make memories at The Dalton without reservations.
There’s no better time to take advantage of the waterfront than in the warm months. If you don’t feel like cooking, wander over to Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge. This hideaway bar offers 87 outdoor seats on the water and a wide-variety of fresh seafood, including: shucked oysters, crab cakes, lobster rolls, as well as shrimp and oyster po-boys, to name a few. Another option is Blackwall Hitch, a waterfront restaurant with locally sourced food and spirits that are seasonally driven. Bask in the relaxing setting with their signature Shrimp Blackwall or wood-fired flatbreads.
No matter what you choose to do for fun, there’s something you’re sure to make memories doing when you live near The Dalton. Make this summer one to remember at your dream residence in Old Town Alexandria. Schedule a tour of our luxurious property today to see everything The Dalton has to offer.