Alexandria Planning Tools

Did you know Alexandria was once part of Washington, DC?  Just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, you’ll find that Alexandria offers unexpected gems and an escape from the ordinary. Alexandria is equipped with multiple public transportation outlets that are both easily navigable and quick to get you where you need to go. Once you're here enjoying our extraordinary destination, we've got bikes, boats, Metrorail lines and trolleys to get you around the city or into DC.  

  • 3 airports (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport [DCA], Dulles International Airport [IAD] and Baltimore-Washington International Airport [BWI])
  • 4 Metrorail stations (King St-Old Town, Braddock Road, Eisenhower Ave and Van Dorn Street)
  • 15 minute drive from Old Town Alexandria to the National Mall (along scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway)
  • 17 minute Metrorail ride from the King St-Old Town station to downtown DC
  • 25 minute walk along King Street from the waterfront to the Metrorail and Amtrak stations
  • 30 minute boat cruise to the National Mall to see the monuments or Nationals Park for a ballgame
PARKING Here are some insider tips for finding the best parking spots in Alexandria... Learn More ›
MAPS & TRANSPORTATION Getting here and getting around... Learn More ›
VISITORS CENTER Stop by Ramsay House for all things Alexandria, including sightseeing brochures, maps and a gift shop... Learn More ›
WEATHER What to expect seasonally on an average day in Alexandria.... Learn More ›
RELOCATION SERVICES Make your stay in Alexandria a permanent one... Learn More ›