Alexandria

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

Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria

5/5Exceptional!(5 area reviews)

Take time in Old Town Alexandria to visit attractions like Lyceum and Market Square. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at King Street Station to see more of the city.

Old Town Alexandria

Top hotels in Alexandria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$111 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of United States Capitol, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. Capital One Arena and Lincoln ...

4.3/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"This place has good access by car to the National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria. There are food places near by and low priced gas stations. The staff at the hotel are pleasant. Jane was exceptional always pleasanat while performing multiple tasks."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul,2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$111 per night

Located in Alexandria West, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Arlington National ...

3.9/5Good! (1,299 reviews)

"This is very nice hotel with a good view and great room design, but for the 4 days nobody came to do cleaning of my room and change supplies and I was not informed about the price of the parking once I left the car in hotel parking lot"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul,2020

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle
Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle
3 out of 5
The price is SG$131 per night

Located in Eisenhower East, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Birchmere, Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row. Arlington National Cemetery ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,091 reviews)

"Great. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun,2020

Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle

Popular places to visit in Alexandria

George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon

5/5(2 reviews)

Gain fascinating insights into the life of America’s first president at this beautifully restored country estate set on the shores of the Potomac River.

George Washington Masonic National Memorial
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial

See the views from the observation deck of this iconic memorial, which is dedicated to the contributions of Freemasons, and specifically George Washington, to the United States.

Top things to do in Alexandria

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
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George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate

SG$28
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Old Town Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour
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Old Town Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

SG$21
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Georgetown Food Tour
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Georgetown Food Tour

SG$101
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
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Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

SG$101
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Virginia
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Virginia

SG$14
Per adult
Old Town Alexandria Smartphone Photography Tour
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Old Town Alexandria Smartphone Photography Tour

SG$30
Per adult
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