Alexandria and D.C. Itineraries

Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, 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.