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 a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, 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.

Fall in Alexandria Fall is a showcase of festivals, live performances and arts and crafts events. Learn More ›
Alexandria a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. The votes are in! Alexandria is the #3 Best Small City in the U.S. according to the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Learn More ›
Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings Trick-or-treat at centuries-old sites, experience spine-chilling ghost tours and dress up the whole family (pups included) for Halloween festivities. Learn More ›
10 Alexandria Arts Events to Check Out This Fall Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? Check out our list for fun fall ideas. 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 ›

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