Old Town Alexandria

Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront and named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. 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. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Visitors can also enjoy the free King Street Trolley or take advantage of our Key to the City museum pass for discounted access to 8 historic sites. Learn how to get around and find parking.

Top 18 Things to do in Old Town Make the most of your time in Alexandria. Learn More ›
Restaurants Bite into a booming culinary scene praised by Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York Times. Learn More ›
Old Town Alexandria Weekend Itinerary Looking for a relaxing weekend in Old Town? Explore MONEY’s #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018. Get Inspired ›
Hotels Just steps away from popular restaurants, historic sites and stylish boutiques. Rest Well ›
Nightlife Bars, restaurants, music venues and art receptions light up Alexandria’s energetic nightscape. Learn More ›
Great Date Ideas Dubbed a “Best Place for a First Date” by Washingtonian magazine and The Washington Post, Alexandria’s dining, river cruises and live music will make… Learn more ›
Calendar of Events With concert halls, theaters and outdoor spaces, in Alexandria, there’s something on the bill nearly every day. Learn More ›
Tours By boat, bike or foot, explore Alexandria's history, restaurants and waterfront through one of many unique tours, like a late night ghost tour or the… Learn More ›
Shopping From independent galleries to stylish boutiques and from vintage shops to national retailers, we’ve got a shop for every interest. Learn more ›
History Alexandria's history is filled with events that helped shape the United States of America into the country it is today. Learn More ›

Whether you're museum-goers, art enthusiasts, or shoppers there are always things to do in Old Town Alexandria. Night or day, top chefs draw diners with creative menus and exquisite experiences. At night, Old Town bars and pubs are abuzz with live music, along with local beer or craft cocktails.


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