Store Fronts On King Street

Alexandria and D.C. Itineraries

Named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2020 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years, historic Alexandria, Virginia is a welcoming weekend escape on the Potomac River minutes from Washington, D.C. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, a home base for your D.C. vacation or an LGBTQ-friendly destination, Alexandria is the perfect place to unwind and use as a launchpad for exploring the region. Visiting Alexandria or D.C. for work? Come early or stay late and discover our rich collection of historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon 8 miles south of Old Town, and vibrant independent restaurant and shopping scene. For ideas and inspiration, see our itineraries below.

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