Alexandria Vacation Packages
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.
Accommodation in Alexandria
With 40 Alexandria hotels registered on Expedia's lodging guide, you can discover a Alexandria hotel that offers the best deal for you.
At the upper end of the spectrum, you can book a few nights at the Morrison House, Autograph Collection, at 116 S Alfred Street, or the Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa, at 1600 King Street. If those don't grab you, check out the Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria Old Town, at 1900 Diagonal Rd, and The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, at 480 King St, two of the cheaper options in town.