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. Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture—a perfect backdrop for hundreds of independent restaurants and  boutiques, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and a welcoming, walkable getaway.

Alexandria was recommended as an LGBTQ travel destination by Instinct magazine in 2019 and 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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