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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Old Town Alexandria

Come and experience Old Town Alexandria and its history, museums and churches. This city's restaurants, shopping and riverfront draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Old Town Alexandria

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Old Town Alexandria has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • The Capital Wheel (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cameron Run Regional Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Greendale Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • TopGolf Alexandria (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Old Town Alexandria

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Old Town Alexandria. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Fort Foote Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • East Potomac Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Gravelly Point Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Tidal Basin (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Anacostia Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Old Town Alexandria

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 14 mi (22.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Alexandria Station. Catch a ride on the metro at King Street Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay near Old Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 462 holiday rentals near Old Town. From 85 Houses to 288 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Old Town for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Town?

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 Old Town:

  • Shaw: 995 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 508 holiday homes
  • Petworth: 316 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 244 holiday homes
  • Columbia Heights: 159 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 Old Town?

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

  • Alexandria's Christ Church: 1,692 holiday rentals
  • Alexandria Station: 1,727 holiday rentals
  • Friendship Firehouse Museum: 1,695 holiday rentals
  • The Little Theatre of Alexandria: 1,694 holiday rentals
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum: 1,696 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town 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 Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 85 Houses in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 288 holiday houses
  • Villas: 4 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 140 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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