Experience an alluring mix of historical authenticity and urban sophistication in Alexandria. As the hometown of George Washington and Civil War General Robert E. Lee, the city of Alexandria attracts visitors from near and far to enjoy America's historic main streets.
Alexandria offers a collection of over ten historic museums that preserve the city's important heritage amidst modern day delights including the Potomac River waterfront with vistas of Washington, D.C. Relax while dining al fresco in the warm weather months (typically May through October in Alexandria), spend a day on the bustling waterfront on board Alexandria's lunch and dinner cruises or ride the Water Taxi to the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, D.C. or to National Harbor in Maryland. Explore scenic neighborhoods such as Del Ray, "Where Main Street Still Exists" discover acclaimed restaurants, chic boutiques, a thriving arts scene, an eclectic business district, and diverse attractions.
Alexandria is conveniently set in the heart of the Washington, D.C. region. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just minutes away and Dulles International is within a forty minute drive. Three major interstates: I-95, I-395, and I-495 come together here. Enjoy the convenience of travel by Metrorail, trolley, boat, or car or simply relax on board an Amtrak train at the King Street station.
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