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Explore the natural setting in Alexandria

The area's museums and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Alexandria a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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 vacation rentals are available around Alexandria?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,642 house rentals around Alexandria. From 540 Houses to 829 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Alexandria is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alexandria?

Whether you're travelling 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 Alexandria:

  • Potomac West: 77 vacation rentals
  • Alexandria West: 44 vacation rentals
  • Landmark: 25 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 494 vacation rentals
  • North Ridge: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Alexandria?

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

  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum: 1,759 home rentals
  • Alexandria City Hall: 1,755 home rentals
  • Lyceum: 1,752 home rentals
  • Greendale Golf Course: 1,755 home rentals
  • John Carlyle House: 1,765 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alexandria 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 Alexandria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 540 Houses in Alexandria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alexandria include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 829 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 155 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 7 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alexandria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 304 vacation homes with pool available in Alexandria.

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