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Alexandria, Virginia

Minutes from Washington, DC but a World Away


On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture - an extraordinary backdrop for a thriving boutique scene; acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle.

Get carried away in Old Town's enchanting waterfront setting, Del Ray's artsy and eclectic scene, and neighborhoods beyond. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, family vacation, girlfriends getaway or organizing an important meeting or group event, let us connect you with an array of accommodations, events and things to do. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.


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War of 1812

War of 1812

On Aug. 30 and 31, celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812
King Street Art Festival

King Street Art…

Featuring over six blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the…
War of 1812 Signature Event

War of 1812 Signature…

Aug 30 – 31, 2014
Following nearly a year of…
Jeff Bridges and the Abiders

Jeff Bridges and the…

Aug 31, 2014
Jeff Bridges is an American…
Dedication of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial

Dedication of the…

Sep 6, 2014
The City of Alexandria will…
Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak

Sep 9 – 10, 2014
Chris Isaak is an American rock…
7th Annual Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt

7th Annual Old Town…

Sep 18 – 21, 2014
To celebrate its anniversary, the…
War of 1812 Signature Event

War of 1812 Signature…

Aug 30 – 31, 2014
Following nearly a year of…
Westin Powered Up

Westin Powered Up

Enjoy our Powered Up package to include complimentary…
More for Your Meetings & Events

More for Your Meetings…

When you select Westin Hotels & Resorts, you’ll enjoy…
The Lazy Man's Lobster

The Lazy Man's Lobster

Let us do the work and enjoy the Lazy Man's Lobster…

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221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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