Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Alexandria

The area's museums and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Alexandria. This city's shopping, restaurants and bird watching draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Alexandria

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Alexandria a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Six Flags America (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Greendale Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • TopGolf Alexandria (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Cameron Run Regional Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Hilltop Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Alexandria

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Alexandria is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fort Foote Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Green Spring Gardens Park (4.4 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Fort Washington Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Lake Accotink Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Alexandria

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Alexandria Station. You can see more of Alexandria by catching a ride on the metro at Huntington Station, Huntington Ave. Station or Van Dorn Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Alexandria?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,795 holiday lettings around Alexandria. From 494 houses to 1,006 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Alexandria?

There are countless reasons to base yourself somewhere central when you take a trip to a new city, but you can't argue with the number one draw — location, location, location! HomeAway has 360 city centre rental properties available. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has tons more options, including:

  • 55 monument-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 49 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 24 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Alexandria?

Having space to spread out your things, home-cooked meals, lofty views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment could be an excellent choice. HomeAway has 703 for you to choose from here. If you make your booking quick, you could spend as little as £23 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 510 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Hotel: 198 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Townhome: 154 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Alexandria in a large group?

Nothing comes close to reconnecting with old friends or spending a few nights with your family in a sensational new location. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit you. Apartment holiday rentals are the leading choice for big groups of guests, with 164 available here. Rental options around this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 368 rental properties perfectly suited for that size. Book a night from just £38.
  • After a place for 8 people? We have 181 that will be perfect. You can get one for as low as £77 a night.
  • Travelling with a group of 5? We have 174 properties for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £62 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can take your uncle, your grandpa and all your friends to Alexandria.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Alexandria?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our affordable holiday rentals now and make sure everyone has room to move. Seminary Hill is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 25 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £80 a night, it's not hard to see why. You'll find another 20 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Old Town North. The average price here is £118 per night.

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