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Top 3 Things to Do in Alexandria, VA

Planning a trip to Alexandria, VA?

First, make sure you’ve booked your room at The Alexandrian in Old Town (the only place to stay while you’re here!). Next, start planning some fun activities and excursions to go on in the area.

We’ll get you started with three of the most popular things to do below:

Top 3 Things to Do in Alexandria, VA

See Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was George Washington’s home. Built of wood in a loose Palladian style and located right here in Alexandria, the estate is beautiful and full of charm and history. Our first president, George Washington himself, oversaw the construction of his home and out buildings — completing the building in various stages between the years of 1758 and 1778.

Visit the estate by car, or consider taking a tour from Alexandria. Feel free to head over by bike with the “Bike and Roll” tour, then in the afternoon, you can take a narrated boat cruise back to Alexandria (Old Town) on the boat, Miss Christin.

Take a Cruise of the Washington Monuments

Relax on a cruise while you take in the beauty and history of Washington, DC. The Potomac Riverboat Company offers luxurious, comfortable boat tours, which begin in Alexandria and head to Georgetown. You’ll see amazing reflective views of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more! The tour lasts 90 minutes round-trip or 45 minutes one-way.

Stroll Along King Street

Simply looking for something relaxing to do while you’re in town for the afternoon? King Street features centuries-old brick lined and cobblestoned streets, lovely history alleys and sparkling lights that dazzle in the evenings. Check out the architecture, have a bite to eat, and do some shopping while you’re here!

Spend Your Evenings at The Alexandrian

The Alexandrian is the premier luxury hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Located on busy and bustling King Street, this bold spirited historic hotel is the perfect place to stay for family visits to Alexandria, weekend excursions with your sweetheart, or business trips to the area.

Our 241 newly renovated suites and guest rooms are keenly-styled and outfitted with everything you’ll need for a luxurious and peaceful stay. We even have an on-site restaurant, Jackson 20, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and drinks every day the week — great for family meals or hanging out with friends in the evening.

Ready to book your stay at The Alexandria in Old Town Alexandria, VA? Head here to start planning your trip today.

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