Alexandria travel guide

Alexandria Tourism | Alexandria Guide

You're Going to Love Alexandria

With a population of 139,966, Alexandria is a must-see destination in Virginia, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Alexandria

Old Town is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Alexandria. These include popular favourites such as The Warehouse (214 King St), Mia's Italian Kitchen (100 King St.) and Landini Brothers (115 King Street). If you’re looking for affordable options, La Tasca - Alexandria (607 King Street) and Hank's Oyster Bar - Alexandria (1026 King St) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Samurai Hibachi Sushi & Bar - Duke St (4603 Duke St), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of The Wharf (119 King Street), in Old Town. For delicious green meals, Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap (401 E. Braddock Rd.) and Kungfu Kitchen (3221 Duke St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Alexandria.

When to visit Alexandria

Alexandria in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 203
1 night at 3-star hotel
Alexandria in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 203
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Alexandria in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 97 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Alexandria, with an average rainfall of 66 mm.

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How to Get to Alexandria


When flying to Alexandria, you’ll arrive at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is located 5 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Alexandria from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 1h 27m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Alexandria. The train station in Alexandria is called Alexandria, and is located 1.6 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Alexandria is to pick up a car rental from Washington, D.C., which is about 11 km from Alexandria. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Washington, D.C..


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Alexandria, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Baltimore, the bus ride to Alexandria takes 56 km and will cost you around C$ 20. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about C$ 40 for a journey of 64 km. Alexandria’s bus station is located 2.4 km from the downtown.

Airports near Alexandria

Airlines serving Alexandria

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Malaysia Airlines
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Korean Air
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Where to stay in Alexandria

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Belvoir Alexandria South and Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Alexandria, with prices from C$ 82 to C$ 605 per night. Old Town is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Alexandria are about 112% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Most popular hotel in Alexandria by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Alexandria

Most booked hotels in Alexandria

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 228+
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 209+
Washington Plaza Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Hamilton Hotel - Washington DC
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 265+
Yotel Washington DC Formerly Liaison
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 199+
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 324+

Renting a car in Alexandria

Expect to pay C$ 1.36 per litre in Alexandria (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.23 and C$ 21.64. The most frequently booked car type in Alexandria is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Smart Fortwo or similar) are, on average, 72% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.