Whether you’re spending a long weekend or making a day trip from Washington, D.C., you’re in for an unforgettable experience in Alexandria, Virginia, named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Whether you are here for a girlfriends’ getaway, an anniversary trip, or a family vacation, there is plenty to do. Check out our ideas, from boat cruises to specialty tours, below. The best way to unlock Alexandria’s rich history and culture is with our Key to the City attractions pass.