Alexandria and D.C. Itineraries
Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 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.
Based on the latest CDC health guidance, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces in Alexandria, regardless of vaccination status.