Explore the Capital Region: 7-Day Itinerary

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, historic Alexandria, Virginia, is the ideal home base to spend a week exploring America’s capital region. Situated minutes from Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River, you can venture out for the day and then wind down at Alexandria’s award-winning independent restaurants and hotels. Start your weeklong adventure in buzzing Alexandria, then hop across the river to D.C.’s museums and monuments, visit the first president’s estate, savor stunning wine country and so much more. Plan your perfect trip with our itinerary below.

Day 1: Alexandria


Day 2: Washington, D.C.

Day 3: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Day 4: Wine Country

Day 5: Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns

Day 6: Baltimore

Day 7: National Harbor