Welcome to the city of Alexandria, a city that truly understands the slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Voted the most romantic city in the U.S. for the year 2016, Alexandria is a city where both the past and present come alive. Alexandria has something for everyone, whether you’re a historian tracing George Washington’s footsteps or crafting your own path down the cobblestones of historic Old Town to indulge in the booming culinary scene and local boutiques.
Lying just south of Washington D.C., on the western side of the Potomac, Alexandria is a city perfect for those seeking to find a balance between urban and suburban lifestyles. Approximately 7 miles outside of D.C, Alexandria consists of a vast array of unique neighborhoods, historic buildings, private and public schools, and local and government owned businesses.
For those outdoor enthusiasts, Alexandria has a distributed park system that includes 70 major parks and 30 recreation centers, of which Chinquapin is one of the largest, offering facilities for swimming, tennis, racquetball, and other sports. Looking for a jogging path or a place to ride your bike? Look no further that the Mount Vernon Trail! Running through Old Town near the Potomac River to Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C., this trail is not only great for you, but also for our four-legged friends! Is it a hot summer day and in need of some family fun? Take a trip to Cameron Run Regional Park where you will find a wave pool, waterslides, miniature golf and batting cages. Family or friends flying into town for the weekend? With Reagan National Airport only minutes away, have your guests take the metro to the King Street Station where you and your guests can take the free Trolley down King Street to enjoy dinner and drinks on the waterfront!
If you are looking for a city that offers that small town charm with big-city amenities, then look no further than the City of Alexandria. Welcome home.