Alexandria, Virginia


Alexandria, Virginia, is a city on the Potomac River, just south of Washington, DC. It’s known for its Old Town, with brick sidewalks and well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings. King Street is lined with boutiques and specialty shops. Founding fathers dined at Gadsby’s Tavern, now a museum with period objects and photographs. Carlyle House Historic Park is a restored Georgian mansion with a garden.

Places to visit:

  • The George Washington Masonic National Memorial– Neoclassical shrine dedicated to George Washington, with ornate hall, museum & observation deck.  
  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum- Historic tavern serving Traditional American fare while Colonial actors & musicians perform. It is a historic building situated at 138 North Royal Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. 
  • Carlyle House Historic Park- Elegant, circa-1753 manor home featuring lush gardens & tours plus concerts & other events. 
  • Jones Point Park- This park offers an interpretive trail, 2 playgrounds & sports fields. Jones Point is a geographic point on the Potomac River.
  • Mount Vernon Trail- The Mount Vernon Trail is a 17 miles paved bicycle and pedestrian path. 
  • Cameron Run Regional Park- This Local Park offers mini golf, a waterpark, a batting cage, picnicking & more.
  • Waterfront Park- Waterfront park featuring statues & monuments, plus boat docks, walking trails & seating. 

Places to stay:

  • Crowne Plaza- Traditional hotel offering free Wi-Fi, plus a gym, 9 meeting rooms & a gastropub. 
  • Holiday Inn & Suites- Contemporary hotel with an American bistro, indoor & outdoor pools, plus free Wi-Fi. 
  • Hilton- Sophisticated rooms & suites in upscale hotel with a restaurant & bar, plus a fitness center.  
  • The Westin- Contemporary hotel offering modern American dining, an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast & a free local shuttle.