The King Street Trolley In Alexandria, VA

Explore the Capital Region: 7-Day Itinerary

Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 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

Store Fronts On King Street

Day 2: Washington, D.C.

Family at Lincoln Memorial

Day 3: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Sunrise

Day 4: Wine Country

Wine Glasses High Res

Day 5: Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns


Day 6: Baltimore

Tall Ships Baltimore High Res

Day 7: National Harbor

National Harbor