Only a few minutes away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the beautiful borough of Alexandria offers all the excitement of our nation’s capital, and all the historic charm of one of its oldest cities. Alexandria hotel guests should set aside plenty of time to explore the area’s rich history; the Alexandria Black History Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Christ Church––attended by both George Washington and Robert E. Lee––are all can’t miss stops for fans of Americana.
Outdoor lovers can experience the area’s beautiful Atlantic foliage on a rented bike; take a ride through Cameron Run Regional Park for especially scenic views. After a bike or stroll through the park, peruse the many shops, restaurants, and accommodations in Alexandria. For dinner, enjoy the splendid seafood dining at Finn and Porter, classic cuisine at the Evening Star Café, or fabulous French fare at the Bastille Restaurant.
No visit to Alexandria would be complete without a trip to some of Washington D.C.’s storied landmarks, including The Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Monuments, and, of course, the White House Visitors Center––all convenient to our downtown Alexandria hotels. Visitors can continue their trip through America’s past with a visit to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.