ALEXANDRIA AND THE SURROUNDING REGION
LOCAL BUS SERVICES
DASH is the bus service that connects the City of Alexandria neighborhoods to Metrorail and Metrobus stops. DASH's free King Street Trolley brings visitors to the vibrancy of the famed King Street in Old Town Alexandria. A schedule of all DASH services is available using the button here.
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
Named a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2020 by the Condé Nast, Alexandria has both a rich history and a modern vibe. Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside museums and historic architecture, making it the perfect home base for your D.C. vacation or a getaway of its own.
Alexandria's waterfront offers a mix of history and happenings with some of the best places to take in the picturesque Potomac River and Washington, DC. Enjoy outdoor dining while watching street performers or take a water taxi to the National Mall, the Wharf, Georgetown, Mount Vernon or the National Harbor.
THE DEL RAY
Just 4 blocks from the guest suite, the Del Ray neighborhood is dotted with independent shops, restaurants, holistic health businesses, and an artsy ambiance. First Thursdays offer a monthly seasonal festival with events for the whole family. The Birchmere, America’s legendary music hall, sits on the north side of Del Ray in an area where small shops and restaurants with an international flair line the streets.
George Washington's adopted hometown is filled with history and museums that tell these stories. From the Carlyle House to the Alexandria Black History Museum, from the Torpedo Factory to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, a Key to the City pass offers visitors an easy way to see it all.
And just nine miles south of Old Town sits George Washington's Mt. Vernon, the most visited estate in America.