Potomac Yard | Zip Trip: Historic neighborhood celebrating new beginnings

June 8, 2018 / Comments (0)


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This week’s FOX 5 ZIP TRIP takes us to POTOMAC YARD! Once one of the busiest rail yards on the east coast, Potomac Yard is transforming into a vibrant neighborhood just across the river from the District!

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There are so many fun things to do when visiting POTOMAC YARD it’s hard to keep count! Here are THE 5 MUST STOPS that you just can’t miss when taking your own ZIP TRIP!

DEPARTMENT OF BEER AND WINE:This stop is fun, unique, and informative for beer and wine lovers alike! In addition to their impressive selection of local wines and craft beers you can custom can or bottle one of their 18 brews or two wines on tap!

THE ULTIMATE BARBER: It is the leader in northern Virginia for creative and progressive barbering services! This award winning stop was first recognized in 2012 and hasn’t looked back! Known for creating styles to reflect the lifestyle of their client, The Ultimate Barber was voted “Best Men’s Haircut” in Northern Virginia by the readers of “Virginia Living” Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine!

SWING COFFEE: Located within Swing’s roasting facility, this coffee bar features pour over coffee and espresso as well as their signature cold-brewed ice coffee on tap! Swing’s décor, with lots of reclaimed industrial furniture, makes the coffee bar a great place to meet a friend, kick back with the newspaper, or listen to your favorite podcast!

SIMPSON STADIUM PARK: It’s got everything! Baseball, soccer, basketball! Hosting everyone from T.C. Williams High School teams to the Congressional Baseball practice! Even a dog park to have fun with your favorite four legged friend!

POTOMAC YARD PARK: Enjoy one of the most active and newest playgrounds in Alexandria! The 23 acres also includes a bike trail, basketball courts, running trails, and so much more!
fox5dc.com staff