Love Your Summer in Alexandria

Nothing says summer like a relaxing vacation to Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination for 2018 by Money magazine. From waterfront festivals to picnics along the Potomac to bike rides down historic streets, there are endless ways to love your summer in Alexandria. Spend an afternoon at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, or hop on a water taxi from Old Town and head into D.C. to take in the monuments and museums. Stroll and shop at independent boutiques along King Street, dine on waterfront patios and enjoy special events all summer long.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, book the Love Your Summer hotel package for rates starting as low as $89, plus $200 in added value, including free overnight hotel parking, two-day unlimited ride water taxi passes for two and free Key to the City museum passes. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a home base for your D.C. vacation, Alexandria is the perfect place to stay for a summer getaway.

50 Ways to Love Your Summer Alexandria boasts a boatload of one-a-kind summer experiences, from firework-fueled festivals to riverside beer gardens to pet-friendly opportunities. Get Inspired ›
Love Your Summer Hotel Package Take advantage of rates starting as low as $89, plus $200 in added value with perks like free overnight hotel parking, free museum passes and more. Learn More ›
Summer Events Alexandria knows how to celebrate summer with more than 60 events ranging from festivals to fireworks. View Events ›
Summer Tours From electric bike tours into D.C. to boat cruises, enjoy the sites and scenic views of our historic town. Learn More ›
7 Ways to Soak Up Alexandria's Waterfront From pirate-themed cruises on the Potomac River to music-filled beer gardens, don’t miss these 7 summer happenings. Learn More ›
Outdoor Dining Dine al fresco, enjoying people watching on King Street or take in stunning waterfront views at Alexandria’s more than 50 restaurants with outdoor… Bon Appétit ›
Waterfront Activities There’s plenty to do on the banks of the Potomac River, from picnics in the park to hopping on the water taxi into D.C. Learn More ›
Family-Friendly Things to Do With plenty of kid-friendly museums, activities and dining options, Alexandria is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation. Learn More ›
Visit Historic Sites & Attractions From Alexandria's co-founders to the nation's first president and from the Civil War to civil rights, see history where it happened in Alexandria. Start Exploring ›
Old Town Alexandria Weekend Itinerary Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Old Town Alexandria, named a Top 5 Small City by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Get Inspired ›
DC Family Vacation Itinerary Minutes from D.C. on the Potomac River, Alexandria is a centrally located, affordable and historic home base for your capital getaway. Start Planning ›
Summer Metro Improvement There are many convenient ways to travel to/from D.C. while Alexandria’s stations are closed for renovation. Plan Ahead ›
Summer Parking Discount Park at City-owned garages and lots for a flat rate of $2 after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. Plan Ahead ›
Pet-Friendly Things to Do Alexandria's adoration for man's best friend has reached new heights with pet friendly hotels, parks and even a Canine Cruise. Learn More ›

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