EST 1749

A Top 5 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. Voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. 2022 and a Condé Nast Traveler Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2022, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel 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.

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Starting Sept. 10 through Nov. 5, 2022, there will be no Metrorail service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport due to ongoing construction. Free shuttles will be available to operating stations.

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


Alexandria is currently at a low 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.


Events & Festivals

October 1 - October 31, 2022
Tours meet at the Alexandria Visitor Center
October 7 - October 9, 2022
George Washington's Mount Vernon
October 15 - October 23, 2022
Various locations throughout Old Town
October 30, 2022
Begins at Mount Vernon Ave., south of E. Bellefonte Ave.


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