Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic 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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Old Town?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 604 vacation rentals near Old Town. From 81 Houses to 403 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Old Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Town:

  • Capitol Hill: 502 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,122 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 369 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 599 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 107 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Old Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Old Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alexandria's Christ Church: 2,072 vacation rentals
  • Lee-Fendall House: 2,069 vacation rentals
  • John Carlyle House: 2,071 vacation rentals
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center: 2,071 vacation rentals
  • Alexandria Station: 2,086 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Houses in Old Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old Town include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 403 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 217 vacation rentals with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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