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Stay in Alexandria for Your D.C. Vacation

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Planning a Washington, D.C. vacation and looking for the perfect home base? Stay in Alexandria, with hotels on average 30% more affordable than D.C., and voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. 2022 alongside Austin and Charleston. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants tucked into 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown, making Alexandria the perfect place to come home to after a busy day exploring the nation’s capital. Visitors love staying in Alexandria because of its accessibility via Metrorail, water taxi and more, historic charm, waterfront location, proximity to D.C. and walkability. Alexandria was also named one of the Best Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living, making it the perfect launchpad for your D.C. vacation.

METRORAIL SERVICE NOTICE

Starting Sept. 10 through Oct. 22, 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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Plan Your D.C. Vacation

Find a Place to Stay

Explore Alexandria’s diverse selection of hotels, private rentals and extended stay properties. From upscale boutiques to affordable national chains, we’ve got you covered.

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Take the Water Taxi to D.C.

Take the scenic route from Old Town Alexandria to The Wharf or Georgetown in D.C. on City Cruises by Hornblower’s high-speed water taxi. From there, find access to the National Mall, monuments and museums.

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From festivals and events to neighborhoods and attractions, visit the official tourism site of Washington, D.C. to start planning your monumental vacation.

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Dine Al Fresco in Alexandria

With over 200 independent restaurants, settle in for dinner along Alexandria’s waterfront with many new al fresco dining options.”

Explore the Waterfront

Spend time at the Old Town Waterfront and enjoy a host of outdoor activities; Take a picture in front of the I Love You art installation, have a picnic at one of Alexandria’s public parks or take a self-guided tour along the African American Heritage Trail.

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Bring the Whole Family

Find activities and hotels the whole family will love with an action-packed itinerary that will be memorable for years to come.

Old Town Alexandria

After a busy day in D.C., come home to Old Town Alexandria to stroll, dine, relax and enjoy waterfront views. With intimate historic sites and attractions like the Freedom House Museum and Torpedo Factory Art Center you’ll want to make time to explore Alexandria during your stay.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

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.

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