Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Alexandria

The area's museums and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Alexandria. This city's shopping, restaurants and bird watching draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Alexandria

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Alexandria a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Six Flags America (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Greendale Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • TopGolf Alexandria (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Cameron Run Regional Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Hilltop Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Alexandria

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Alexandria is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fort Foote Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Green Spring Gardens Park (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Fort Washington Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Lake Accotink Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Alexandria

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Alexandria Station. You can see more of Alexandria by catching a ride on the metro at Huntington Station, Huntington Ave. Station or Van Dorn Station.

Where to stay near Alexandria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,834 holiday rentals near Alexandria. From 535 Houses to 989 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alexandria is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alexandria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alexandria:

  • Old Town: 567 holiday homes
  • West End: 24 holiday homes
  • Seminary Hill: 15 holiday homes
  • Potomac West: 91 holiday homes
  • Alexandria West: 20 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alexandria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Alexandria. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alexandria Station: 2,018 holiday rentals
  • Alexandria Presbyterian Church: 2,034 holiday rentals
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum: 1,999 holiday rentals
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum: 1,994 holiday rentals
  • Athenaeum: 1,989 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alexandria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 535 Houses in Alexandria. Our other popular types of Alexandria holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 989 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 194 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alexandria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 350 holiday homes with pool available in Alexandria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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