Alexandria

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Alexandria featuring café lifestyle, street scenes and a small town or village

Located across the river from Washington, D.C, this Virginia city offers a charming atmosphere, historical attractions and easy access to the nation's capital.

Alexandria's history is deeply ingrained in the founding of the United States. The Lyceum offers a glimpse into life as it was in the nineteenth century and engages visitors with lectures and tours. Learn about the role that Alexandria played in the Civil War at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site. The museum's interactive exhibits provide an ideal way to engage young children. Carlyle House is another destination where history comes to life; explore a day in the life of a colonial American on one of their costumed interpretive tours.

Shopping and dining await in Old Town, a neighborhood that looks much as it did in the 19th century. Explore this historic district aboard the King Street Trolley, a free transport system that runs from the waterfront to the Metro Station. From the Metro station, Washington, D.C. is just a 45-minute subway ride away.

Take in the local flavor at Torpedo Factory Art Center, a World War II torpedo manufacturing plant which is now populated by shops, galleries and restaurants. Located on the waterfront, this is an ideal place to admire views of the D.C. skyline in the distance. Explore the Potomac River from another perspective aboard a river cruise.

Dinner and a live performance are all on the menu at Birchmere Music Hall, a venue that hosts some of the biggest musicians. Take a Ghost & Graveyard tour for a spooky and entertaining look into the region’s history that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Alexandria's bike share system offers rental stations throughout the city. Ride along the Mount Vernon Trail, which weaves along the banks of the Potomac River. The trail extends all the way to Washington, D.C.

The city is just 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) east of Washington, D.C., providing you with a central location and refuge from the activity of the nation's capital. Washington Dulles International Airport is 33 miles (53.1 kilometers) east of Alexandria.

Visit the landmarks in Washington, D.C., then head across the Potomac River to enjoy the historical and cultural delights that make Alexandria such a popular destination.

Where to stay in Alexandria

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
2.5 out of 5
5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
The price is £69 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of MGM National Harbor, Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial. United States Capitol ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (933 reviews)
"When I called the front desk . No one answered. Ever. I just wanted a wake up call. It was really annoying."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA
The price is £88 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in Eisenhower East, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Birchmere, MGM National Harbor and Landmark Mall. Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Tanger ...
3.9/5 Good! (977 reviews)
"good"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, an IHG Hotel
Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria Old Town
Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria Old Town
3.5 out of 5
1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA
The price is £131 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Old Town Alexandria, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Birchmere and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park. MGM National Harbor and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (963 reviews)
"very close to transportation hub, including metro line"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria Old Town
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria / Pentagon South
Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria / Pentagon South
3 out of 5
4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA
The price is £91 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Landmark Mall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Arlington National Cemetery and Eden Center. Birchmere ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (936 reviews)
"Very nice room and quiet"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria / Pentagon South
Sonder | The Grace
Sonder | The Grace
3.5 out of 5
805 King Street, Alexandria, VA
The price is £138 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Old Town Alexandria, this apartment building is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Birchmere. MGM National ...
3.5/5 Good! (13 reviews)
"I liked that it was in a city like area. Everything I needed was convenient to me. It was very pleasant."

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2021

Sonder | The Grace
Kasa Alexandria Potomac
Kasa Alexandria Potomac
4 out of 5
3110 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA
Located in Potomac West, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Birchmere, Arlington National Cemetery and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. National Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
"Kasa is absolutely THE BEST! They are always available to call OR text if there are questions or issues at all. They exceeded our expectations for this trip. We loved the gym, dog park, and the area is so nice. We will ALWAYS stay with Kasa wherever we go if possible!"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2021

Kasa Alexandria Potomac
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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