EST 1749

A Top 3 Small City with Big Cosmopolitan Vibes


On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the Best Small Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022 and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital.

A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront, making it the perfect home base for your D.C. vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.


Alexandria is currently at a medium COVID-19 community level. Wearing a mask is not required in most settings, but individuals are welcome to do so at any time; certain businesses may still require masks.

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Alexandria is 5 miles south of Washington, D.C. a water taxi ride away from the National Harbor, and a bike ride from Mount Vernon


Events & Festivals

July 9, 2022
Various locations throughout Old Town
August 6, 2022
Friendship Firehouse


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