Stay in Alexandria for Your D.C. Vacation
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., voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. 2022 alongside Austin and Charleston and ranked by Money as one of the Best Places to Travel in 2023 for luxury on a budget. 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 Top 5 Best Small Cities in the U.S. 2022 by Condé Nast Traveler, making it the perfect launchpad for your D.C. vacation.
Plan Your D.C. Vacation
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.
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.
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.