Alexandria Accolades

Loved by residents and visitors alike, Alexandria’s cosmopolitan feel and walkable lifestyle, nationally designated historic district, independent restaurants and boutiques, intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront have landed the city on some of the most coveted lists, from Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards to Fodor’s to Southern Living.

2022

2021

  • Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. (Alexandria #3)—Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
  • The Best Cities in the World (Alexandria #16)—Condé Nast Traveller UK
  • 100% Score for LGBTQ Equality—Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index
  • The Friendliest Cities in the U.S. (Alexandria #5)—Condé Nast Traveler
  • The Best U.S. Cities to Visit at Christmas—Condé Nast Traveler
  • The Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World (Alexandria #14)—Oprah Daily
  • 40 Best Christmas Towns That’ll Instantly Transport You to the North Pole (Alexandria #21)—Woman’s Day
  • 40 Best Christmas Towns Across America That Are Full of Holiday Charm (Alexandria #37)—Pioneer Woman
  • Best Cities for Black Women (Alexandria #4)—MoneyGeek
  • The 15 Best River Walks in the United States (Alexandria #11)—Fodor’s
  • Best Virginia Localities for Small Business Owners (Alexandria #9)—SmartAsset

2020

2019

  • Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. (Alexandria #3)—Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
  • The Top 20 Destinations You Should Be Traveling to Next Year—Departures
  • Most Festive Christmas Cities in the U.S.—USA Today
  • Most Romantic U.S. Destinations to Spend the Holiday Season (Alexandria #4)—Fodor’s Travel
  • The Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World (Alexandria #7)—Oprah Magazine
  • The Perfect Southern Town for a Hallmark Christmas Movie—Southern Living
  • The Coolest Suburbs in America—Apartment Therapy
  • America’s Greenest Cities (Alexandria #4)—CubeSmart
  • Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S.—Expedia

2018

2017

  • Safest Cities in America (Alexandria #4)—SmartAsset
  • 10 Most Successful Cities in Virginia (Alexandria #9)–Zippia
  • “All-Star” in Virginia for LGBTQ Equality (Alexandria #2)–Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index
  • 20 Most Unique Cities to Visit in Your 20s (Alexandria #7)–CarRentals.com
  • Happiest Cities in the United States (Alexandria #21)–National Geographic Explorer
  • 2017 Best Cities for Millennials in America (Alexandria #4)–Niche
  • 2017’s Most Diverse Cities in America (Alexandria #21)—WalletHub
  • North America’s Coolest Downtowns (Old Town Alexandria #5)—Expedia Viewfinder
  • America’s Most Attractive Cities (Alexandria #11)—Travel + Leisure
  • 25 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (Alexandria #1)—Entrepreneur
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live (Alexandria #32)—Livability
  • Top Cities for Millennials–Millennial Personal Finance
  • The 15 Most Romantic Places in Virginia (Alexandria #1)–Best Of Virginia
  • Top 20 Most Romantic U.S. Cities (Alexandria #3)–Amazon.com
  • Best Counties to Live In (Alexandria #10)–24/7 Wall St.
  • Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017 (Alexandria #5)–Smarter Travel

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