DC Family Vacation Itinerary

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Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Old Town Alexandria is the perfect home base for families who want convenient access to the nation’s capital and a relaxing respite at the end of each day. Founded in 1749, walkable Old Town Alexandria is a nationally designated historic district humming with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic site museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Family-friendly hotels ranging from boutique-style to the best-known brands await you.

Alexandria is easily accessible by D.C.’s three major airports, Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express and car. Once here, access major sites in Washington, D.C. via Metrorail, a scenic water taxi, a bike ride or take advantage of a short cab ride. Visiting Washington, D.C. with kids is fun and stress-free when you stay in Old Town Alexandria.

Map of Alexandria and DC Region

Children on DC Vacation

Thursday: Monuments and Memorials

Air and Space Museum

Friday: Smithsonian Museums

Family eating ice cream

Saturday: Relax in Alexandria

Red Panda at Smithsonian Zoo

Sunday: National Zoo and More Museums

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Monday: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

National Aquarium

Extend Your Stay: Explore the Region