Why Choose Alexandria?
Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers and the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, Alexandria is the ideal location for executive to mid-size meetings conveniently located just minutes from Washington D.C., National Harbor and Reagan National Airport. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and a vibrant waterfront. With a cosmopolitan feel and walkable lifestyle, find a magical place where authentic history and urban sophistication unite; where trendy restaurants, independent art galleries, and chic boutiques pulse with creative energy; where picturesque cobblestone streets, 18th century architecture, and a vibrant waterfront engage your attendees. Unique, off-site venues, state-of-the-art facilities and a hotel collection ranging from four-star boutique properties located in the heart of the historic district to a resort-like convention hotel offers a distinctive setting for groups of up to 800. Tap into Alexandria’s intellectual capital. Influencing leaders for centuries, today, the city is a growing hub for innovation. Home to the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, more than 400 national associations, and the forthcoming Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Alexandria also boasts The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™. Elevate your meeting with a two-hour to three-day leadership or teambuilding program at one of three nationally recognized leadership institutes- George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon, McChrystal Group and Building Momentum. Step out of the hustle and bustle of big downtowns and let our team of destination experts give your group the presidential treatment. Scroll down and see why Alexandria is the perfect host for your small to mid-size meetings: Convenient & Easily Accessible: Located within eyesight of Washington D.C. Alexandria, is five miles from downtown D.C. and National Harbor and eight miles from Capitol Hill and the Walter E. Reed Washington Convention Center. Less than three miles to Reagan National Airport and 35-45 miles to Washington Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports, Alexandria is accessible via Metrorail, AMTRAK, water taxi, bike, bus or car. Award-Winning Meetings Facilities: Alexandria’s hotel collection represents most major brands and ranges from a 4-diamond boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Old Town historic district to a convention hotel boasting 55,000 square feet of meeting space. Many properties are situated within an easy walk to restaurants, shops and historic sites and offer complimentary airport and Metro shuttle service or are walkable to a Metrorail station. Affordable: Enjoy an average savings of over 30% off D.C. hotel rates, ALX ExtraPerks, a city-wide incentive program, and additional discounts on transportation and top attractions. Unique Venues: Over 30 one-of-a kind event venues offer a unique blend of authentic history and cultural venues to the more contemporary trendy sites conveniently located and available for private rentals. “Party Like its 1799,” or host a themed reception at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former World War II munitions factory, Exceptional Dining and After-Hours Activities: Old Town's stately 18th and 19th century architecture and scenic waterfront make it the perfect setting for dine-arounds, fun pub crawls, food tours and private events. Over 200 restaurants and boutiques located within a walkable mile offer custom-tailored menus, private rooms and buyouts. Alexandria provides a setting that energizes, inspires and motivates with opportunities for team building, leadership training and giving back on all levels. Put your team in George Washington’s boots or grab a welding torch for unique team building activities.
Tucked beneath the nation's capital, Alexandria is just three miles from Reagan National Airport and easily accessible via Metrorail. The City is also serviced by Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington airports (35-45 miles),four Metrorail stations, AMTRAK and water taxi service between Alexandria, DC and National Harbor.
Distance from airport
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
4.83 km from city center
- Washington Dulles International Airport
53.11 km from city center
- Thurgood Marshal Baltimore/Washington Internationa
59.55 km from city center
The Garden at Building Momentum
Port City Brewing Company
Old Town Alexandria
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Potomac Riverboat Company by Hornblower
DC Metro Food Tours
The sales staff of Visit Alexandria is here to assist you with every need and save you time and money. Let us help you streamline the RFP process to only those hotels that are perfect for your meeting. Learn about Alexandria’s hidden gems and hottest happenings. Include Visit Alexandria in your sourcing and enjoy 15% discounts on off-site venues, transportation and additional services. Build buzz and excitement with easy down-loadable promotional tools and creative off-site activities. From the initial RFP distribution, to the planning of off-property venues and unique attendee experiences, our team is here to ensure an extraordinary event.