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 Starle Journal de Montreal et Quebec, and Canoe.com.

Old Town Alexandria The beautifully preserved historic district is minutes from DC but a world away Learn More ›
Authentic American History Alexandria houses an extraordinary number of unique sites and attractions including George Washington's home Learn More ›
Things to Do Enjoy arts, museums, bikes, boats and more alongside stunning views of the Potomac
Superb Dining Praised by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York Times Learn More ›
Boutique Shopping Classified as "some of the best stores and galleries in the [DC] region" by The Wall Street Journal Learn More ›
Arts and Culture 82 artist studios, 6 galleries, 1 Torpedo Factory Art Center Learn More ›
Wine Bars and Craft Beers Exquisite local wines and handcrafted beers Learn More ›
Waterfront Activities Views of DC's monuments and National Harbor just on the horizon Learn More ›
Parks and Recreation Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city of Alexandria Learn More ›
Old Town Hotels Experience comfort and luxury without having to stray far from your favorite destinations Learn More ›
Maps and Transportation Located 3 miles from Ronald Reagan Airport and a short distance from Washington Dulles International Airport Learn More ›