Visit Alexandria

277 S. Washington Street Suite 210 22314

Why Choose Alexandria?

Named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2020 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 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. Alexandria offers a relaxed, walkable setting with a small town feel and the amenities of a cosmopolitan city. Proudly boasting a strong community partnership and a dedication to customer service and well-being, the City provides a safe and welcoming environment. Visit Alexandria’s complimentary concierge service will help you find creative solutions in this environment and will be your main liaison with hotels to manage flexible contracts and find creative solutions amidst COVID-19. Alexandria's resources for safe and successful meetings: • Community-wide ALX Promise commitment to high safety standards during COVID-19 • Hotels ranging from four-star boutiques to a full-service convention property practicing physical distancing and implementing enhanced cleaning protocols • Outdoor meeting and event spaces for safe events and activities • Streaming and audiovisual resources allowing for seamless hybrid meeting solutions • Virtual tours and experience library for remote site visits and meeting attendee engagement • Comprehensive and up-to-date Covid-19 meeting resources 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. See why Alexandria is the perfect host for your small to mid-size meetings: Convenient & Easily Accessible: Located 5 miles from downtown D.C. and National Harbor and 8 miles from Capitol Hill and the Walter E. Reed Washington Convention Center. Less than 3 miles to Reagan National Airport and 35 miles to Washington Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports, the city 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. Experience state-of-the art streaming capabilities and hybrid meeting packages Many properties are situated within an easy walk to restaurants, shops and historic sites and offer complimentary airport and Metro shuttle service. 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 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. Exceptional Dining, After-Hours and Teambuilding Activities: Old Town's stately 18th and 19th century architecture and scenic waterfront make it the perfect setting for dine-arounds, pub crawls, food tours and private events. Over 100 restaurants located within a walkable mile offer custom-tailored menus, private rooms and buyouts. Energize, inspire and motivate your team with one-of-a kind teambuilding activities.


Getting Here

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

    3 mi. from city center

  • Washington Dulles International Airport

    33 mi. from city center

  • Thurgood Marshal Baltimore/Washington Internationa

    37 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

The Garden at Building Momentum

Building Momentum is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that provides science and engineering consulting and technology development and training to defense, education, corporate, and entrepreneurial organizations. Event Space: This reclaimed warehouse is two minutes from the Van Dorn Metro station on the Blue line. The rustic industrial chic event hall is perfect for parties, corporate events, and large meetings. It holds 10-130 people. Possible amenities include: free Wi-Fi, dry bar, kitchen, speaker/PA system, projector and six reclaimed bowling alley tables. Our classroom: This rentable teaching space is two minutes from the Van Dorn Metro station on the Blue line. The room features 16 computer learning stations and wireless laptop teaching stand. Laptops on the teaching stand can be cast to monitors distributed throughout the room for follow-along learning. Possible amenities include: free Wi-Fi, kitchen and projector. The classroom can hold up to 16 students and three instructors
5380 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite C
Alexandria, VA 22304

Port City Brewing Company

Port City Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery and a proud producer of an exciting line of hand-made, great quality, locally crafted beers. Port City got its name from Alexandria's rich and colorful origins as an important colonial seaport which later became a major brewing center, and was home to the largest brewery in the southern United States. Port City is proud to revive, celebrate, and continue this rich brewing tradition right outside of our Nation's Capital. Port City welcomes groups to come visit the Tasting Room, to take a “grain to glass” brewery tour and to taste the beer fresh from their taps. We invite you to host a private event in the indoor beer garden. You can choose to cater the event by one of the diverse recommended caterers in the area or have some fun with local food trucks. Accommodates: Standing Tasting & Reception: 97, Seated: 40 (expanded space available summer 2016). The Lighthouse Lounge on the second floor of the brewery is ideal for private parties and can accommodate cocktail style functions with ample seating for groups of 30 to 40 guests. The Lounge is available any day of the week and reservations are available throughout the day in 2 1/2 hour time frame
3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 223304

Old Town Alexandria

Business district
On the waterfront, within eyesight of Washington D.C., Old Town Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century architecture, but has all the upscale, top-rated amenities of a major cosmopolitan city. Frequented by presidents from George Washington to Barak Obama, stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy nationally-acclaimed restaurants, vibrant arts and culture, thriving boutique scene and a casual nightlife. Experience the City's heritage through boat, bike, walking and food tours or venture out on your own.
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Historical landmark
A former munitions factory on the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, the Art Center includes three floors of studios and galleries that serves as working studios for more than 140 artistists. The unique public spaces in the Art Center, surrounded by art studios and artwork, can be rented for private events in the evening hours when the Center is closed to visitors. The Art Center is a popular venue for receptions, weddings, parties, meetings, lectures, and performances and can accommodate up to 850 guests.
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

Potomac Riverboat Company by Hornblower

Washington, DC's oldest riverboat company offers you a choice of five party boats to cruise the waters of the nation's capital. Enjoy an unforgettable riverboat event on one of five vessels, including an authentic paddle wheeler. With two elegant salons that are climate controlled for year-round cruises. Capacity: 200 reception, 120 seated
1 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

DC Metro Food Tours

Spend an unforgettable afternoon or evening in Old Town Alexandria and experience the cuisine and culture of this historic neighborhood. Highly trained guides will take you through the cobblestone streets of Old Town as you learn about its rich and varied past while stopping at three of Alexandria's locally owned and well established restaurants for an elegant six-course progressive meal that represents the true flavor of historic Alexandria. Accommodates groups of all sizes.
Alexandria, VA

Escape Room Live

Historically themed and wonderfully immersive, our Old Town Alexandria location has rooms with themes involving Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, Edgar Allan Poe, and a wonderful wizard! Players use their wits and teamwork to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately solve the mystery and escape the room! Looking to host a large party or team-building corporate activity in one of the most unique venues you can imagine? Accommodates up to 100 people! Outside food and catering are welcome. Our rooms and lounges are beautifully decorated with high ceilings and atmospheric lighting. Come enjoy an escape session or two and wander down Historic King Street for a host of dining and shopping options. Join the ranks of the FBI, the NY Yankees, the National Institute of Health, plus multiple embassies & Fortune 500 companies.
814 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

Historical landmark
Spend a day or evening exploring America's most popular historic estate, the home of George Washington. The 45 acre site including a dozen original buildings and four gardens on the banks of the Potomac River. Twenty-five theatres and galleres illuminate the first president's remarkable life with 500 original artifacts, original movies and high tech immersion experiences. Experience a private evening tour, host a spectacular event in an award-winning museum and education center or enjoy a private lunch or dinner at the charming Mount Vernon Inn.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, VA, US 22121



High season
Sep 12 – Nov 17
Mar 11 – Jun 23
Shoulder season
Low season
Jun 24 – Sep 10
Jan 1 – Mar 10
Nov 21 – Dec 30

Additional Information

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.