Why Alexandria

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 Best Cities 2020 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle.   A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Just four miles from Reagan National Airport and with four Metrorail stations and a free King Street Trolley, Alexandria is easily accessible and affordable. Alexandria is recognized for its blend of historic significance and contemporary amenities. Our distinctive collection of hotels, regionally-acclaimed dining and unique after-hour experiences set the scene for unforgettable events.

Let our team of destination experts do all of the work for you, from the initial RFP to the farewell festivities. We'll help you find the right venue, plan memorable off-site activities and assist with every detail of your event. Armed with impactful planning and promotional tools, we make it easy to plan, promote and experience Alexandria. And, we can also save you money with our seasonal Meeting Promotions & Incentives and Delegate Deals & Discounts. Questions? Contact us.

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Surprising Destination Recognized as one of the Best Small Cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, see what surprising experiences await your… Get Inspired ›
Easy Access Alexandria is located within eyesight of Washington, D.C., just three miles from Reagan National Airport, has four Metrorail stations, and a free King… Learn More ›
Affordable Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination by Money magazine and with deals, discounts and special promotions, we will wow attendees and not your… Learn More ›
Walkable Downtown Named the #1 Best Downtown in America by Livability in 2016, King Street is a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Learn More ›
Meeting Venues Recognized for outstanding hospitality, Alexandria's hotels range from a convention hotel to four-star boutique properties. Learn More ›
Unique Venues From historic venues to high-tech facilities to ones with rich stories, Alexandria has a range of venues to fit your interests and needs. Learn More ›
Award-Winning Dining & Nightlife To entertain your attendees, our vibrant dining and nightlife scene saw more than 20 new restaurants open alone last year, the revival of a historic… Learn More ›
Legendary Events Alexandria’s unique venues and “Legendary Experiences” promises to provide a memorable event for your group. Learn More ›
Unforgettable Experiences Whether exploring as a group or on your own, choosing the right destination will help you grow attendance, so consider Alexandria, named a Top 5 Best… Learn More ›
Meeting Assistance We offer planning tools and resources to help make your life stress-free and your meeting experience truly extraordinary. Learn More ›


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