Old Town Alexandria

Minutes from Washington D.C. on the Potomac River, Old Town 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 8 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 ›
Calendar of Events With concert halls, theaters and outdoor spaces, in Alexandria, there’s something on the bill nearly every day. Learn More ›
Weekend Getaway Take advantage of some of the best hotel rates of the year and special deals with our Alexandria Extras package. Learn More ›
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 ›
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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