Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Alexandria that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and parking. Prices start at $104 per night, and houses and townhouses are popular options for a stay in Alexandria. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book your Alexandria cabin rental

Located on the Potomac River, Alexandria cabin rentals near Washington, D.C., are ideal for travelers looking for a quiet vacation. Known for its rich history and gorgeous 18th- and 19th-century architecture, Alexandria has a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable atmosphere, so you could spend your time exploring independent restaurants and boutiques, historic museums, or the vibrant area on the waterfront.

 
Things to do

Panoramic views over Alexandria

You can’t come to Alexandria and not make a beeline for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. This is undoubtedly the most iconic landmark of all: a literally towering celebration of the nation’s first president, built in the style of Egypt’s Lighthouse of Alexandria. Wandering through its grand portico, you’ll set eyes on vast tablets engraved with Washington’s words and epic murals depicting his life, before taking in views across Alexandria on the observation deck. A very different cultural attraction, meanwhile, is the Torpedo Factory Art Center, where you can meet resident, working artists in a building that really was once a torpedo factory.

Activities

Wandering through atmospheric Alexandria

With cobbled lanes lined by centuries-old townhouses, the Old Town is the major draw for most visitors to this neck of the woods. And you’ll see why, when you stroll out from your Alexandria vacation rental and explore this historic warren that’s brimming with places to browse and dine. There are over 200 independent eateries and boutiques here, with King Street a particularly popular stretch for fashionistas. If history is what you’re really hungry for, there are plenty of landmarks to see, from Carlyle House – the stately Georgian abode of one of the area’s founding fathers – to Gadsby’s Tavern, which was once the hub of political and social intrigue.

Weather

Summer frolics and winter wonders in Alexandria

There’s no denying that summer is a fine time to book Alexandria vacation rentals. The balmy weather is best enjoyed along the river, where you can relax with a picnic or catch live performances on waterfront parks. It all makes for an ideal getaway for romantic couples and families alike. That said, the colder months are also a treat in Alexandria. Come the festive season, the Scottish Christmas Walk sees bagpipers parade through the Old Town, while First Night Alexandria is an exuberant, family-friendly party that sees in the New Year with sizzling street food and flamboyant fireworks.

Natural features

A slice of history by the river

Sitting to the south of Washington, DC, Alexandria hugs a stretch of the rippling Potomac River. The waterfront is a big part of life here, whether you’re a local or a visitor, providing a picturesque backdrop for hiking or cycling. And if that isn’t enough, you can also take a laid-back boat tour down the river. If you have time, it’s also worth going south of Alexandria to Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington, where you’ll discover lush gardens and local residents including sheep, hogs, and horses.

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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,983 vacation rentals around Alexandria. From 696 house rentals to 137 townhouse rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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