Visit Alexandria

Information about visiting Alexandria, including shopping, dining, attractions, accommodations, events listings and more. Plan your visit with an itinerary builder, interactive maps, hotel booking, online restaurant reservations and much more.

Page updated on Jan 10, 2016 at 10:24 PM

ACVA logo imagePlan Your Visit at the City's Official Tourism Website

Go to 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.

Historic Alexandria

Alexandria Visitor's Center, Alexandria's rich history, museums, and historic attractions.

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.
  • - 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.