The Westin Alexandria

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400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, 22314-5700, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (703) 253-8600   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-837-4210

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Things to do in Alexandria, VA

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What's Nearby

  1. Torpedo Factory Art Center
  2. Alexandria Visitor Center
  3. Jones Point Lighthouse
  4. Old Town, Alexandria
  5. George Washington Masonic National Memorial
  6. Lincoln Memorial
  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  8. US Marine Corps War Memorial
  9. Washington Monument
  10. Alexandria Amtrak
  11. King Street Metro
  12. Alexandria Farmers' Market on King Street
  13. King Street Shopping
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When looking for things to do in Alexandria, VA look no further than Old Town. Alexandria has a variety of experiences to offer, from the historic trails of Mount Vernon to the charming streets of Old Town. The Westin Alexandria is centrally located to give you access to a world of sights and thrills.

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Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Stroll down the cobble-stoned streets of King Street and you'll be walking in George Washington's footsteps. Visit the shops, cafes, restaurants and taverns of this historic town and travel back in time.

Bike and Roll

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Although there are enough things to do in Alexandria, Washington, D.C. is just moments away. Rent a bike at Bike and Roll and reenergize while you set out to see the sites.

Alexandria Farmers' Market

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Visit on a Saturday morning and sample fresh local produce and delicious food from the local restaurants. All year round, this market offers meats, eggs, fresh pasta, cheese, eggs, and other fresh products.

Jones Point Lighthouse

Jones Point Park, Alexandria, VA | 2.1 miles away

One of the most historic things to do in Alexandria, view the 19th century Lighthouse located in Jones Point Park as it guards the Potomac River. Originally used as a warning light for naval ships approaching the Washington Navy Yard, the building has since then been discontinued.

King Street Trolley

Take a free ride along King Street and experience the sites and sounds of Alexandria. Stop off to check out Gadsby's Tavern Museum, The Freedom House, and King Street Garden's Park. If you can't make it back to the Landmark for lunch be sure to check out any of King Street's pubs and restaurants.

US Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington, VA | 7.5 miles away

Also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, this majestic sculpture is located in Arlington and is dedicated to all active Marine Corps personnel who have died since 1775.

Washington National Monument

Washington, D.C. | 7.7 miles away

View the obelisk erected in honor of President George Washington from the National Mall. It is the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the nation's most recognizable structures.

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, D.C. | 8.2 miles away

Across from the National Monument honor the country's sixteenth President by visiting the majestic Lincoln Memorial. The site of many famous speeches, the Lincoln Memorial continues to be one of the most visited spots in the country.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Alexandria, VA | 1.7 miles away

Located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, this former torpedo factory has been refurbished to be a sprawling art with three floors of galleries and art studios and is one of the more interesting things to do in Alexandria.

Mount Vernon Mansion

Alexandria, VA | 8.1 miles away

A history-filled afternoon for the entire family awaits. While visiting D.C. with the family, make a stop at the Mount Vernon Mansion, George Washington's home.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Washington, D.C | 8.2 miles away

The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is a lasting tribute to Dr. King's legacy and will forever serve as a monument to the freedom, opportunity and justice for which he stood. This memorial is a permanent honor to one of our nation's greatest citizen leaders.