LGBTQ Friendly Alexandria

Located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C, Alexandria, Virginia welcomes LGBTQ couples, families and friends to our historic city. Recently named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by MONEY magazine, Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture—an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable getaway.

Recommended by OUT magazine in 2018, rated a Virginia “All-Star” for LGBTQ rights by the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index in 2017, and named the #2 Best Town in Virginia for LGBT Families by Movoto in 2016, Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive destination. Featured below, 80 Alexandria hospitality businesses have completed a Visit Alexandria LGBTQ workshop and have made a continued commitment to LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices as part of Visit Alexandria’s LGBTQ marketing program. Visit Alexandria is proud to be a part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s statewide LGBTQ initiative to provide all visitors with a welcoming experience.

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