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D.C.’s Original Old Town – A Perfect Home Base for Your Capital Region Vacation. Located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. 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 a vibrant waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy.

Step off King Street’s red brick sidewalks onto cobblestone streets and alleys and discover Alexandria’s can’t-beat character complete with picturesque row homes with colorful doors and flickering gas lit lamps. Explore historic sites like Gadsby’s Tavern Museum where the nation’s first president dined and drank, or hop on a bike or boat to his former estate at Mount Vernon, the most visited historic estate in the U.S. Dine and drink in historic buildings at chef-inspired restaurants. Sip on handcrafted cocktails at or a pint of locally-crafted beer at one of our speakeasies. Discover other hidden treasures like the skinniest historic home in America and a 1700s apothecary. Catch live music in bars and pubs along King Street or at the legendary Birchmere Music Hall. See art in person and in progress at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II munitions factory turned artist studios and galleries.

Alexandria’s central location makes it easy to explore the region too. Just a short boat, bike or Metrorail ride to our nation’s monuments in D.C., or a scenic drive to D.C.’s wine country, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or the Shenandoah National Park, experience all the region has to offer.  

Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor for outstanding hospitality, our hotels provide an ideal home base for visiting the capital region or an extraordinary last stop to unwind before heading to nearby Dulles airport.

Come and explore the city’s rich history and culture, nationally-acclaimed dining and one-of-a kind shopping and see why Alexandria was awarded a “Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017.”

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