The finer things in life are all yours in Virginia's Cultural Region, where culinary experiences, shopping, and history pave the way for a vacation indulgence that's just right. Five destinations. An incredible journey. It's time you take a trip to Northern Virginia.
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle--a welcoming escape next to America's capital city. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside historic museums and the scenic Potomac River waterfront. Dozens of working artist studios and intimate performance venues allow the visitor to experience art up close. The city's cobblestone streets and 18th- and 19th-century architecture provide a perfect backdrop to a romantic couples getaway, a shopping trip with friends, or a family DC vacation. Alexandria is a relaxed and refined destination set amidst the echoes of America's story.
With hotels ranging from luxurious boutiques to affordable and comfortable chains, Alexandria has several lodging options within walking distance of Old Town's major attractions. Just 3 miles from Reagan National Airport and 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport, Alexandria is also accessible to Washington DC by Metrorail or watertaxi and close to all of Northern Virginia's other exciting attractions.