Minutes from DC yet A World Away

On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront, making it the perfect home base for your D.C. vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.

Summer in Alexandria From waterfront festivals to picnics along the Potomac to bike rides down historic streets, there are endless ways to love your summer in Alexandria. Learn More ›
Portside in Old Town Festival Kick off summer with a day of live music featuring an array of creative collaborations and genres, from Ethiopian jazz to Brazilian. Learn More ›
Pride Month Celebrate Pride Month throughout June with special events, happenings and food and drink specials. Learn More ›
Summer Metro Improvement There are many convenient ways to travel to/from D.C. while Alexandria’s stations are closed for renovation. Learn More ›
Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Alexandria
Explore the Region
Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
Image Map West End Alexandria Del Ray Alexandria Carlyle/Eisenhower Alexandria Old Town Alexandria
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Explore the Region
  • 5 miles to Washington, DC
  • 10 minutes to Reagan - Washington National Airport
  • 8 miles to Mount Vernon
  • Metro: Blue Line, Yellow Line
Explore the Neighborhoods
Discover historic Old Town, eclectic Del Ray, innovative Carlyle and the diverse West End
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
Del Ray
Del Ray is "Where Main Street Still Exists" with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue boasting a booming restaurant scene, wellness community, and independent shops.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
West End
The West End is Alexandria's largest and fastest-growing neighborhood and home to the city's craft brewery scene with Port City Brewing Co. and Portner Brewhouse.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Carlyle / Eisenhower
Invention and innovation are at the heart of Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley. This neighborhood is the contemporary counterpart to Old Town as it creates history for tomorrow.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Old Town
Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and historic attractions.
Extras
Featured Partner Escape Room Live Escape Room Live Alexandria is a real-life "Live Sherlock Experience" where the concept is simple: you are trapped in the room and have 45 minutes to… Learn more ›
Deals and Happenings Save money on your trip to Alexandria, Virginia with these special deals from Alexandria hotels, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Start Saving ›
Summer Parking Discount Park at City-owned garages and lots for a flat rate of $2 after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. Plan Ahead ›

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