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Welcome to Extraordinary Alexandria

Welcome Canadians!

Along the northernmost tip of Virginia, within eyesight of Washington, DC lies the gorgeous cobblestoned paths and historic architecture of Alexandria, Virginia. Only an 8 hour drive from Ontario and 11 from Quebec, Alexandria is an extraordinary waterfront destination, ideal for a weekend getaway or a stop along a picturesque route to Virginia's and Florida's gorgeous beaches.

New in 2015
, Canadians are entitled to a FREE Key to the City museum pass when showing a Canadian passport at the Alexandria Visitors Center. A $26 value, this free offer includes access to nine historic sites and museums. Offer valid through 2015.

Dine in nationally-acclaimed restaurants frequented by American presidents, cruise the scenic Potomac River to the national mall or find stylish clothing at independent boutiques and American favorites like Chico's and the Gap. Located only a short distance from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and serviced by four Metrorail stations and the Free King Street Trolley, Alexandria presents a welcoming, walkable environment with activities to suit every cultural traveler desire.

See Alexandria's Canadian press coverage in the Toronto Star, le Journal de Montreal et Quebec, and

Old Town 2   Mount Vernon Square   Things to Do

Old Town Alexandria

The beautifully preserved historic district is minutes from DC but a world away

Authentic American History

Alexandria houses an extraordinary number of unique sites and attractions including George Washington's home

Things to Do

Enjoy arts, museums, bikes, boats and more alongside stunning views of the Potomac
Dining Square   Shopping-Square   Arts and culture

Superb Dining

Taste creative dishes from award-winning restaurants or embark on a food tour

Boutique Shopping

Explore the city's wide collection of locally-owned boutiques

Arts and Culture

82 artist studios, 6 galleries, 1 Torpedo Factory Art Center
Port City Square   Family fun square   Water Taxi to National Mall

Wine Bars and Craft Beers

Exquisite local wines and handcrafted beers

Bike, Walking & Food Tours

See the sites any way you like

Waterfront Activities

Views of DC's monuments and National Harbor just on the horizon
Parks Square    Hotel   Old Town

Parks and Recreation

Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city of Alexandria

Old Town Hotels

Experience comfort and luxury without having to stray far from your favorite destinations 

Maps and Transportation

Located 3 miles from Ronald Reagan Airport and a short distance from Washington Dulles International Airport

Trip Advisor

Check out what other travelers say about Alexandria tourism on TripAdvisor.

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