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Explore all Old Town Alexandria has to offer
Explore all Old Town Alexandria has to offer

Soak in the Summer – Explore Alexandria’s Famous Waterfront

Soak in the Summer – Explore Alexandria’s Famous Waterfront 
Home to local shops, parks, and outdoor activities for the entire family, Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront, just steps away from our Old-Town hotel, is a popular spot to relax, explore, and experience Washington D.C.’s historic sites like never before.

This summer, soak in the best that Alexandria has to offer and experience some of our favorite waterfront activities.

Alexandria Water Taxi
Set sail on a water taxi ride from Alexandria’s waterfront for a truly unique way to see Washington D.C.’s national monuments. Plus, take advantage of unlimited water taxi access when you book the Love Your Summer package at The Alexandrian. Planning on bringing a four-legged friend for a stay at our pet-friendly hotel? Take a special canine cruise where dogs ride for free!

Torpedo Factory Arts Center
A three minute walk from our Old Town Alexandria hotel on the Potomac River waterfront, the Torpedo Factory Arts Center is the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the nation. With over 80 studios and seven galleries, experience art up close, in person, and in progression. Plus, most original works are available for purchase, so, you can bring a piece of Alexandria home with you!

Mount Vernon Trail
With easy access to our downtown Alexandria hotel, and local parks, restaurants, and shops, the Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile trail running from the Washington Monument to Mount Vernon. Cutting through the heart of Old Town Alexandria along the Potomac River, this waterfront trail offers views of the Washington D.C. skyline and makes its way through parks, yacht clubs, wetlands, and wooded acres. After your trek, cool off on the outdoor patio of our on-site restaurant and bar, Jackson 20.

Washington Sailing Marina
Experience Alexandria area like never before – from a boat, kayak, or paddleboard on the Potomac River. Whether you’re an expert boater or a first timer, there is no better way to see D.C.’s national monuments and natural beauty than on the water. Enjoy a guided tour around Daingerfield Island or rent water gear for a solo adventure. Either way, you’re sure to discover a new perspective of our historic city.

Waterfront Park
A five minute walk from our King Street hotel, Waterfront Park is home to a large plaza, waterfront promenade, and a number of shade structures. Hosting exclusive exhibits and local festivals year-round, Waterfront Park’s current interactive art installation, Mirror Mirror, is on display now through November 2019.


Tall Ship Providence
Setting sail for the first time in 1769, the original Providence was the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution. Today, a replica of the Providence calls the Old Town Marina in Alexandria home. Come aboard to see the ship, get a taste of 18-century life, and even go for a cruise in the Potomac River.

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