Minutes from DC yet 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 acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.

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Best Of Outdoor Dining There’s no better way to usher in summer than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, enjoy waterfront seating, courtyard patios and street-side eats. Read More ›
Things to Do on the Waterfront Waterfront fun is a summer mainstay in Alexandria, from new riverside dining to boat cruises, live music, festivals and more. Learn More ›
Romantic Getaway Listed amongst the "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the US", get ideas for a date or weekend escape. Learn More ›
21 Alexandria Tours Around every corner in Old Town Alexandria lie stories, secrets and spirits (of both the spooky and boozy varieties). Find a Tour ›
Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Regan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Alexandria
Explore the Region
Explore the Neighborhoods
4 neighborhoods make Alexandria one of America's "Most Walkable Cities" (AAA)
Image Map West End Alexandria Del Ray Alexandria Carlyle/Eisenhower Alexandria Old Town Alexandria
Del Ray
Artisans of all types gather in Del Ray to live, work and shop and make this neighborhood an enclave for the arts. Just up the road, and a half a world away, lies Arlandria with restaurants with...
Del Ray
Artisans of all types gather in Del Ray to live, work and shop and...
West End
Home to a large, diverse group of restaurants, a shopping mall, fine hotels and plenty of parking, the modern conveniences of the West End are complemented by early history of Alexandria and areas of...
West End
Home to a large, diverse group of restaurants, a shopping mall, fine...
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Eisenhower Valley. Located at the west end of Old Town adjacent to the King Street Metrorail station, this neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart Old...
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Eisenhower Valley....
Old Town
Home to some of the “best stores and galleries in the [DC] region,” award-winning restaurants favored by Washington, DC elite (including President Obama) and acclaimed museums detailing the lives of...
Old Town
Home to some of the “best stores and galleries in the [DC] region,”...
Explore the Region
  • 20 minutes from Washington, DC
  • 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • 20 minutes from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
4 neighborhoods make Alexandria one of America's "Most Walkable Cities" (AAA)
Del Ray
Artisans of all types gather in Del Ray to live, work and shop and make this neighborhood an enclave for the arts. Just up the road, and a half a world away, lies Arlandria with restaurants with...
Del Ray
Artisans of all types gather in Del Ray to live, work and shop and...
West End
Home to a large, diverse group of restaurants, a shopping mall, fine hotels and plenty of parking, the modern conveniences of the West End are complemented by early history of Alexandria and areas of...
West End
Home to a large, diverse group of restaurants, a shopping mall, fine...
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Eisenhower Valley. Located at the west end of Old Town adjacent to the King Street Metrorail station, this neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart Old...
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Eisenhower Valley....
Old Town
Home to some of the “best stores and galleries in the [DC] region,” award-winning restaurants favored by Washington, DC elite (including President Obama) and acclaimed museums detailing the lives of...
Old Town
Home to some of the “best stores and galleries in the [DC] region,”...
Extras
Featured Partner Potomac Riverboat Company Offers water taxi transportation, private parties, and sightseeing cruises that include the Washington monuments and the Mount Vernon Estate. Come Aboard ›