Drop In and Stay a While

Alexandria, VA: A Waterfront City Within Eyesight of Washington, D.C.

Alexandria, Virginia welcomes you to drop anchor and see for yourself why we were named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Stroll cobblestoned streets and stumble upon the unexpected, including more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques and ever-evolving riverside happenings. During your visit, discover dozens of Black-owned businesses to upgrade your wardrobe, visit an Insta-worthy sweets spot or raise a glass over a delicious meal. See how the city recognizes its history and celebrates the people reshaping it. Take advantage of the Love Alexandria hotel package and book your stay—There's a seat for you here.



"Some places take you by the hand and make you want to stay a while - That's Alexandria."

- Gary Williams Jr., Creator, Entrepreneur, Alexandria Resident

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"I knew I wanted to come to Alexandria because of how much I was embraced by the community."

-Brandon Byrd, Owner of Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats

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"From green space to restaurants to shops to architecture, Alexandria has everything."

- Nicole McGrew, Owner of Threadleaf Boutique

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"From the labor of the enslaved, political reformation, to business, community and culture, Black folks have built Alexandria into what it is today. And we are still building."

- John T. Chapman, City Councilman, Founder of Manumission Tour Company

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