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Live It!

DON'T JUST VISIT — LIVE IT!

Private Embassy Tours, Culinary Arts, and Photography

AKA’s LIVE IT! Program provides residents with a unique opportunity to develop new talents, live like a local, and create life enriching moments throughout their stay. From private running tours through historic DC sites to exclusive access to artist studios in Old Town, Alexandria, AKA’s hand-selected Washington D.C. and Alexandria, VA activities and experiences enable our residents to live their best lives throughout their extended stay.

For more information, please contact liveit@stayaka.com

Running Tour of Washington, DC

Lace up your running shoes for an exciting running tour that winds through the historic monuments of Washington, DC. Your private guided journey will unfold past iconic landmarks such as the Library of Congress, the US Capitol Building, MLK Memorial,...

Lace up your running shoes for an exciting running tour that winds through the historic monuments of Washington, DC. Your private guided journey will unfold past iconic landmarks such as the Library of Congress, the US Capitol Building, MLK Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Immerse yourself in the stories and significance of these landmarks as your local runner-guide shares insightful history lessons. This isn’t just a run, it’s a dynamic exploration of Washington, DC, offering a refreshing perspective for both locals and visitors alike.

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Artful Encounter: Exclusive Torpedo Factory Studio Tours

Embark on a journey of artistic discovery with Hotel AKA Alexandria. Celebrating nearly 50 years as an Alexandria landmark, the Torpedo Factory is the crown jewel of the Potomac Riverfront, drawing 500,000 visitors annually. The iconic establishment,...

Embark on a journey of artistic discovery with Hotel AKA Alexandria. Celebrating nearly 50 years as an Alexandria landmark, the Torpedo Factory is the crown jewel of the Potomac Riverfront, drawing 500,000 visitors annually. The iconic establishment, founded in 1974 within a converted munitions plant, now hosts the nation’s largest collection of working artists’ open studios under one roof. Hotel AKA Alexandria guests can take a private tour of the Torpedo Factory, where you’ll explore the studios and galleries of local artists, gaining insights into their creative process and the stories behind their works.

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Private Embassy Tour

Join D.C. by Foot on this entertaining and enlightening private Embassy Row Tour with Dupont Circle and learn all about the people and forces that have turned this district into one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and the center of the...

Join D.C. by Foot on this entertaining and enlightening private Embassy Row Tour with Dupont Circle and learn all about the people and forces that have turned this district into one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and the center of the foreign diplomatic community. Wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassination fill the stories of this tour. Take a walk around the world and see the international side of the nation’s capital city.

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