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Highlights Alexandria (VA)
- Historical landmarks
- Heritage sites
- Comfort food
- Boutique shopping
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This quaint little town is overflowing with history. Many famous people made their mark here including our founding fathers. George Washington considered Alexandria his home. Nestled amid the iconic Potomac River and a stone’s throw away from D.C., it is the perfect getaway and cultural hotspot. You’ll walk streets that presidents and generals walked back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Don’t miss King Street for its boutiques and fine dining not to mention museums and beautiful architecture. You’ll be within minutes of the famous Gadsby’s Tavern so why not have a brew and tapas while basking in its charm?Escape for the weekend in our Alexandria rentals
These cozy accommodations are perfect for couples and moderate sized families. You’ll have all the comforts while nestled in the rich heritage of our nation’s capital. The rentals include a kitchen, living room and comfortable bedrooms within minutes of Old Town where all the action is. These modern units, situated among the Victorian and Georgian architecture of Alexandria, will give you the feeling that you’ve stepped back in time while enjoying all the modern conveniences of the 21st century. Whether you just want to relax on the balcony, take a dip in the pool, or embark on a sunset river cruise you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips.
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For those curious to explore our nation’s beginnings Alexandria is a must. This section of the nation is where it all began. From the American Revolution, through the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, Washington D. C. has had its headliners. Alexandria is a sweet spot, next to everything but with a charm of its own. Its captivating atmosphere and scenic home-town style architecture with cobblestone streets are filled with awe-inspiring pastimes. King’s Street is loaded with activities to keep you enchanted. So, take a day to stroll along King Street’s mile of unique boutique shops.Exciting after sunset venues
During the day, visit the museum houses to brush up on history. But after dark, things get lively so be sure to indulge in the varied music scene. Take your special date to The Carlyle Club for jazz, orchestral selections and more in a beautiful setting designed for a romantic evening. If you’re into sharing your talent, check out O’Shaughnessy’s for open mic night. Most of the night-life hotspots offer trivia night with fun prizes as well. Food lovers should check out some of the amazing food tours. All in all, you’ll find many special events to make your holiday memorable.
Travelers and activities
Take a stroll and browse through the fabulous architecture of the Victorian-age up to the 1900s, including one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s gems, the Pope-Leighey. You’ll discover the hotspots of famous men and women from the late 1700s like Gatsby’s Tavern, now a museum. Don’t miss out on the riverfront talent and the old wooden ship Providence while sipping craft beer or cider. Alexandria is filled with treasures waiting for you to discover. The food is outstanding. Even the simple hot dog has a special flair. Try lobster rolls made from the fresh catch of the day. Not to mention the famous Bluepoint oysters from the Chesapeake Bay!Alexandria for History Buffs
You’ve hit the jackpot for history in Alexandria where you’ll experience pre-American Revolution life up close. This little gem is an exceptional holiday bonus for those who are fascinated by early colonial settlements, wars and victories of a budding nation. Be sure to visit the Carlyle House and the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum where you’ll discover all the interesting stories about presidents’, civil rights movements, and more. For something unusual, check out the history of the “Spite House”, built in 1830 and known as one of the skinniest houses in the world.
Alexandria was built in 1748 with the help of George Washington who called it his hometown.
Top 5 travel tips in Alexandria
Book a cruise on the famous Potomac River and see iconic landmarks from 200 years ago. Highlights include Mount Vernon and the National Harbor. This relaxing narrated tour will allow you to get a fresh perspective of Washington D.C. that will last for a lifetime.2. Discover the wonders of Old Town’s Marina
Head over to the Old Town harbor and let your hair down as you enjoy all its wonders. Have lunch and watch street performers while observing the hustle and bustle along the Potomac River scene. Be sure to board the 18th century sloop and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of “Providence”. Or, book a cruise to experience the 18th century mariner’s lifestyle.3. Discover art in action at the torpedo factory.
Try your hand at pottery, sculpture, and painting in the old WWII Torpedo Factory. There are many studios featuring a wide variety of art styles, including jewellery and ceramics, where you can watch the artists at work. Finished pieces are displayed in 7 galleries. Be sure to visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum while you’re here and check the calendar for new exhibits.4. Test the award-winning craft beers
If you’re into the craft beer craze, you have several choices in Alexandria. Check out the Port City offerings at the local pubs in Old Town or go on a taste tour at the brewery in West End. Don’t miss Lost Boy Cider, the new cidery where you can try out the latest rave with your friends.5. Get creative dishes in Alexandria’s restaurant scene
Indulge in the celebrity version of American classics in downtown Alexandria. You’ll get to try pitmaster Myron Mixon’s famous BBQ with his numerous, unexpectedly delightful side dishes. Haute Dogs & Fries offers exceptional all beef hotdogs with fusion sauces like sriracha mayo on their Banh Mi Dog and much more. These gourmet comfort foods are worth the splurge!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Alexandria (VA)
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Alexandria?
Considering the average cost of $304 per night, Alexandria lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Alexandria?
If it is your aim to save the maximum during your vacation to Alexandria, pack your bags and travel there in February ($277 per night on average), April ($289), or December ($291), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Alexandria?
Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of June ($336), October ($327), and September ($314).
Do I need to plan a trip to Alexandria well in advance?
It is better to book sooner than later in Alexandria as only 32% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.
Which months offer the highest availability?
Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Alexandria were July, May and June, with average availabilities of 60%, 60%, and 50%, respectively.
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Alexandria?
According to data from last year, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Alexandria are, in order, November (with 16% of available rentals), December (17%), and October (17%). During this period, the availability is only 17%. It is therefore recommended to reserve far in advance.
How many rentals are there in Alexandria?
In Alexandria we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 220 properties, so you will not be short of options!