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Best of Alexandria Guide

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Alexandria
A short Metro ride from Washington DC, Alexandria, Virginia is the perfect escape from the fast-paced capital. First settled in 1695, the city retains its colonial spirit, with cobblestone streets and historic buildings in the Old Town, Gadsby's Tavern, a restaurant serving food since 1770, and centers of learning like the Black History Museum. For a more contemporary side of Alexandria, wander the streets of the stylish Del Ray neighborhood, where local artists operate boutiques and studios.

All things to do » Things to do

Old Town
Old Town
Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Historic Sites
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Old Town Waterfront
Old Town Waterfront
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Alexandria's Christ Church
Alexandria's Christ Church
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Owner description: Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, 6 galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria... more Owner description: Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, 6 galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Warehouse Bar & Grill
Warehouse Bar & Grill
Ranked #1 of 726 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
RedRocks Pizza Napoletana
RedRocks Pizza Napoletana
Ranked #2 of 726 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Brew Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wharf Restaurant
Wharf Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 726 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price:
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Landini Brothers Incorporated
Landini Brothers Incorporated
Ranked #4 of 726 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 726 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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2.0 of 5
The Virginia Lodge
$72 - $84
Ranked #36 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
$95 - $336
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
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Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
$99 - $371
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Alexandria
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Alexandria
$138 - $276
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
$118 - $219
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town
$114 - $296
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
$164 - $328
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
$163 - $353
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Old Town
4.0 of 5
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
$120 - $303
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
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