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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Old Town Alexandria

Come and experience Old Town Alexandria and its history, museums and churches. This city's restaurants, shopping and riverfront draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Old Town Alexandria

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Old Town Alexandria has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • The Capital Wheel (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cameron Run Regional Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Greendale Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • TopGolf Alexandria (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old Town Alexandria

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Old Town Alexandria. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Fort Foote Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • East Potomac Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Gravelly Point Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Tidal Basin (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Anacostia Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Old Town Alexandria

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 14 mi (22.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Alexandria Station. Catch a ride on the metro at King Street Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Old Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 589 holiday lettings around Old Town. From 399 flats & apartments to 78 houses, 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Old Town:

  • Le Droit Park: 225 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 1,097 holiday homes
  • Eastern Market: 297 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 658 holiday homes
  • Adams Morgan: 869 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old Town?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Old Town. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum: 1,964 holiday lettings
  • The Spite House: 1,952 holiday lettings
  • Lee-Fendall House: 1,965 holiday lettings
  • Old Presbyterian Meeting House: 1,961 holiday lettings
  • Athenaeum: 1,950 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 399 Flats in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 78 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 343 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 189 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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