Regional Attractions

Alexandria is a great home base for exploring all that the region has to offer, with the nation’s capital just across the river and the rolling hills of Virginia close by.

  • At George Washington’s vast Mt. Vernon Estate, visitors can explore the mansion, outbuildings, tomb and farm of America's first president
  • A trip into the surrounding countryside offers wineries, farms and small towns with big history--think Civil War battlefields and plantations
  • A short trip across the Potomac brings you to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., anchored by the Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol and lined with world-class museums, including the free Smithsonian Institutes and the National Gallery of Art.