Plan Your Visit at the City's Official Tourism Website
Go to VisitAlexandriaVA.com for shopping, dining, attractions, accommodations, events listings and more. Plan your visit with the itinerary builder and interactive maps, then book a hotel room and make online restaurant reservations.
Shop, Dine, Stay, Celebrate!
Historic boutiques and art galleries; unique restaurants and outdoor dining; historic, state of the art, and pet-friendly hotels; events and activities for the whole family.
- Shop - Antiques, art galleries, boutiques, crafts, special gifts and more offered by Alexandria's unique shopping experience.
- Dine - Alexandria offers an array of restaurants to meet every taste. Outdoor dining, unique locations, pet-friendly restaurants and more.
- Stay - Accomodations featuring European-style manor houses, mid-size, full-service, dog friendly hotels or a state-of-the-art resort and conference hotel, all with reasonable rates.
- Celebrate - Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA) calendar of events and activities.
Events & Activities
Festivals, concerts, sports, special events, farmers' markets, libraries.
- Events - Special events, festivals, tours, shopping, and more.
- Community Activities - Sports, activities, meetings, community events and more.
- Farmers' Markets - Farmer's Markets are held in Old Town, Del Ray, in the Upper King Street area, and on the City's West End.
Group Tours & Motorcoach Information
Alexandria welcomes motorcoaches with free parking and all the resources necessary for a successful Alexandria visit.
- Group Tours and Activities - With an abundance of historic sites, inventive museums and intriguing tours that explore the City's past, people and even food, Alexandria illuminates America's story.
- Tour Planning Assistance - Let our group specialists help create a customize an event that promises to wow even the most seasoned traveler.
- Designated Loading-Unloading & Parking Areas - Conveniently located designated loading & unloading areas and free short- term and very affordable overnight parking is available through online registration.
Alexandria Visitor's Center, Alexandria's rich history, museums, and historic attractions.
- Museums and Historic Attractions - Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria Archaeology, Fort Ward Museum, Black History Museum, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Carlyle House, Freedom House Museum, George Washington Masonic National Memorial and more.
- History of Alexandria - Learn about the historic City of Alexandria, established in 1749.
- Alexandria Visitor's Center at Ramsay House - Detailed brochures on attractions, maps, tours, gift shop and more.
- Ask Alex Cell Tours - Experience history from the comforts of your cell phone!
Meet in Alexandria
Easily accessible, surprisingly sophisticated and amazingly accommodating Alexandria is a "Capital Location" for meetings and group events.
- Meetings – From intimate boutique hotels to state-of-the art conference hotels, Alexandria, DC's oldest neighborhood, is the ideal location for small to mid-size meetings.
- After Hour Events – Known for its historic significance, critically-acclaimed restaurants, thriving art scene and inspiring unique venues, Alexandria promises to "wow" even the most discerning traveler.
- At Your Service – Let destination experts at the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA) do all the work for you. They provide all the resources and tools to plan your meeting, build attendance and dazzle your attendees.
Weddings & Social Events
Make your wedding an historic occasion. Steeped in romance and authentic charm, Alexandria offers a variety of distinctive sites from colonial to contemporary, on land or sea, in beautiful buildings or the great outdoors.
- Traditional Hotels - Alexandria's eclectic assortment of hotels provides the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams offering you everything from classic four-star elegance to modern, chic comfort.
- Unique Venues - If you are dreaming of a unique, intimate or historic site for your reception, Alexandria offers an exciting selection of unique wedding reception venues.
- MyAlexandriaWedding.com - Your one-stop shop for ideas, sites and services. Explore, the best venues and planning services, from chic boutique hotels to historic attractions, caterers and florists to transportation companies and photographers, all to help make planning your special day especially simple and enjoyable for your guests.