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Alexandria, Virginia offers travelers a wealth of interesting things to do, including one-of-a-kind cultural attractions, fine dining, excellent shopping and vibrant nightlife. Whether you're exploring the quaint streets of Old Town Alexandria, visiting historic Mount Vernon or enjoying a leisurely jog along the Potomac River, The Westin Alexandria is perfectly positioned to facilitate an unforgettable getaway.

Explore our top selections of things to do, below.

Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Strolling down the cobble-stoned streets of King Street is an essential thing to do for travelers to Alexandria. Visit unique shops, dine at charming cafes and enjoy the authentic feel of this historic town.

Bike and Roll

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Although there are plenty of things to do in Alexandria, the many attractions of Washington, D.C. are just moments away. Rent a bike at Bike and Roll and set out to see the capital's top sites.

Alexandria Farmers' Market

Alexandria, VA | 1.5 miles away

Don't miss enjoying a visit to Alexandria Farmers' Market during your stay at The Westin Alexandria. Open on Saturday mornings, it features local produce as well as a variety of 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, the 19th century Jones Point Lighthouse is located in Jones Point Park along 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 trolley ride along King Street and experience one of Old Town's most popular things to do. 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 Mount Vernon, George Washington's former 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.