Visit Alexandria, 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. Voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S 2024 and a Condé Nast Traveler Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2023, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital.

Founded in 1749 and boasting the nation’s third oldest historic district, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel. Stroll Old Town Alexandria’s King Street mile to find more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques plus intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Alexandria is the perfect home base for your D.C. vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.

Top Things to Do This Summer in Alexandria

Experience the Alexandria Waterfront

The Alexandria Waterfront At Dusk

Alexandria Tours

Waterfront Dining


Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale

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’s Accolades


From Travel + Leisure and Money to Southern Living and Condé Nast Traveler, everybody is buzzing about Alexandria, Virginia.


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