See the Sites in Alexandria for Free this Summer April 29, 2009
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                                                                                                                          Emily Hellewell
                                                                                                                           (703) 746-3309
See the Sites in Alexandria for Free this Summer
Admission to Nine Attractions, Plus Valuable Coupons
Free with a Hotel Reservation on
Alexandria, VA (April 29, 2009) - Unlock historic summer savings with Alexandria's Key to the City Pass, free with each night booked on's Travelocity booking engine from May 1 through August 31. The Key to the City features admission to nine historic attractions (a $22 value) plus special offers at 60 shops, restaurants and attractions.

The Key to the City Pass includes free admission at Gadsby's Tavern, where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson socialized and celebrated; Carlyle House and Lee-Fendall House, the beautiful homes at the center of early Alexandria; and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, where Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee shopped. The city's early history is told at The Lyceum and the Alexandria Black History Museum. Discover what Alexandrians left behind at the Alexandria Archeology Museum; walk the grounds of the best preserved Civil War fort, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site.

Special offers included in the Key to the City make it easy to explore the shops and restaurants throughout Alexandria. Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens and cruise the river with the Potomac Riverboat Company. Try the infused chocolate at ACKC or enjoy a discount on a meal at one of the city's restaurants such as Café Salsa, Jackson 20 or La Bergerie. Explore the city on two wheels with discounts on bike rentals, then relax and rejuvenate at Circe Aveda Salon Spa or Fountains Day Spa. Shop for discounted designer women's clothes at Diva, children's clothes at Monday's Child, shoes at Shoe Hive and home décor at Red Barn Mercantile.

The Key to the City Pass is presented upon hotel check-in. One free Key to the City Pass is given with each night booked. Book two nights; get two passes. Offering hotel choices from budget to luxury, all just a few miles from the nation's capital, Alexandria's Summer of Historic Savings is an affordable getaway.

Alexandria, located just five miles from downtown Washington, D.C., has four stations in the D.C. Metro system and is serviced by an Amtrak station right in Old Town. Getting around the very walkable Old Town Alexandria is even easier with the free King Street Trolley, which makes frequent stops between the King Street Metro station and the Potomac waterfront.

Media Contact: Emily Hellewell, (703) 746-3309,
Merrie Morris, (703) 746-3306,