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Alexandria , Virginia is located on the western bank of the Potomac River about six miles south of downtown Washington D.C. As of the 2000 census, the population was 128,283. Much of modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital. Many of its residents work for the federal civil service, U.S. military or for one of the many companies that provide services to the federal government. The city of Alexandria is made up of several different compact, walkable neighborhoods. Old Town, which is situated along the Potomac River, is the historic center and the oldest section of the city, laid out in 1749. It's a major draw for tourists, with its' high-end boutiques, fine restaurants, art galleries, historic homes and antique shops. Historic landmarks in Old Town include the boyhood home of General Robert E. Lee and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop. River cruise boats are available and Market Square is the oldest continuously operating marketplace in the U.S., home to a farmer's market each Saturday morning. Just west of Old Town is the city's oldest planned residential community called Rosemont. Another interesting neighborhood is The Berg. Located on the northern limits of Old Town, The Berg is the remnants of a historic, predominantly African American community. Other attractions in Alexandria include Cameron Run Regional Park, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Gadsby's Tavern, Jones Point Light and Collingwood Library & Museum. George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, is located just 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria.

Surrounding areas: McLean, Virginia (10.0 mi), Fairfax, Virginia (12.8 mi), Great Falls, Virginia (17.2 mi), Reston, Virginia (17.9 mi), Haymarket, Virginia (30.4 mi), Leesburg, Virginia (33.6 mi), Colonial Beach, Virginia (39.3 mi)

Alexandria Vacation Rentals

Alexandria Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Alexandria Pentagon South Courtyard By Marriott4641 Kenmore AveAlexandria, VA (703) 751-4510
Best Western Inn8751 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 360-1300
Best Western Old Colony Inn1101 N Washington StAlexandria, VA (703) 739-2222
Best Western Old Colony Inn615 First StAlexandria, VA (703) 739-2222
Comfort Inn Alexandria5716 S Van Dorn StAlexandria, VA (703) 922-9200
Comfort Inn Landmark6254 Duke StAlexandria, VA (703) 642-3422
Courtyard By Marriott2700 Eisenhower AveAlexandria, VA (703) 329-2323
Days Inn6100 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 329-0500
Days Inn-landmark110 S Bragg StAlexandria, VA (703) 354-4950
Econo Lodge8849 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 780-0300
Embassy Suites Alexandria1900 Diagonal RdAlexandria, VA (703) 684-5900
Executive Club Suites610 Bashford LnAlexandria, VA (703) 739-2582
Extended Stay America205 N Breckinridge PlAlexandria, VA (703) 941-9440
Hampton Inn - Alexandria4800 Leesburg PikeAlexandria, VA (703) 671-4800
Hampton Inn Old Town/King St Metro1616 King StAlexandria, VA (703) 299-9900
Hampton Inn-alexandria Old Town Area5821 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 329-1400
Hawthorn Suites-Alexandria420 N Van Dorn StAlexandria, VA (703) 370-1000
Hilton Alexandria Old Town1767 King StAlexandria, VA (800) 445-8667
Hilton Alexandria5000 Seminary RdAlexandria, VA (703) 845-1010
Holiday Inn & Suites625 First StAlexandria, VA (703) 548-6300
Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria480 King StAlexandria, VA (703) 549-6080
Holiday Inn Telegraph Road Eisenhower Ave2460 Eisenhower AveAlexandria, VA (703) 960-3400
Home-styles Inn6461 Edsall RdAlexandria, VA (703) 354-4400
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel200 Bluestone RdAlexandria, VA (703) 329-3399
Homewood Suites Hotel4850 Leesburg PikeAlexandria, VA (703) 671-6500
Inns Of Virgina Alexandria99 S Bragg StAlexandria, VA (800) 543-4726
Quality Inn Mt Vernon7212 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 765-9000
Radisson Hotel Old Town901 N Fairfax StAlexandria, VA (703) 683-6000
Red Roof Inn Alexandria5975 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 960-5200
Relais & Chateaux Morrison House116 South Alfred StAlexandria, VA (703) 838-8000
Residence Inn Alexandria-Old Town1456 Duke StAlexandria, VA (703) 684-6843
Sheraton Suites Alexandria801 North Saint Asaph StAlexandria, VA (703) 836-4700
Suiteamerica At Huntington Gateway5982 Richamond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 960-5401
Suiteamerica At Meriden Carlyle401 Holland LnAlexandria, VA (877) 827-8483
The Metropolitan At Alexandria4840 Eisenhower AveAlexandria, VA (703) 370-7080
The Reserve At Eisenhower5000 Eisenhower AveAlexandria, VA (703) 751-4100
Travelers Motel5916 Richmond HwyAlexandria, VA (703) 329-1310
Washington Suites-alexandria100 S Reynolds StAlexandria, VA (703) 370-9600
Windsor At Arbors5250 Duke StAlexandria, VA (703) 823-0681
Windsor At Shirlington Village3000 South Randolph StArlington, VA1.9 mi.(703) 379-4141
Bed & Breakfast
Alexandria Arlington Almost Heaven Bed And Breakfast6339 Brocketts XingAlexandria, VA (703) 921-9043
Cottage On 16th7129 16th St NWWashington, DC11.2 mi.(202) 882-2344

Alexandria Weather & Climate

Northeast Virginia's climate is classified as mild, mid-latitude, with a subcategory of humid subtropical. Northeast Virginia generally has mild winters with no dry season and hot summers. Hurricanes make the coastal areas of Virginia vulnerable, but it's rare for a major hurricane to threaten the Virginia coast as hurricanes that far north tend to weaken due to cooler coast waters and increasingly westerly winds. Heavy rain from tropical cyclones are possible, however. Thunderstorms are an occasional concern with the state averaging anywhere from 30-50 days of thunderstorm activity annually, but the highest area of occurrence is towards the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 42°F 27°F 3.21 in. -
February 46°F 29°F 2.63 in. -
March 55°F 37°F 3.60 in. -
April 66°F 45°F 2.77 in. -
May 75°F 55°F 3.82 in. -
June 83°F 65°F 3.13 in. -
July 88°F 70°F 3.66 in. -
August 86°F 68°F 3.44 in. -
September 79°F 61°F 3.79 in. -
October 68°F 49°F 3.22 in. -
November 57°F 40°F 3.03 in. -
December 47°F 32°F 3.05 in. -

Alexandria Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located about 3 miles northeast of Alexandria in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 22 miles northwest of Alexandria in Washington, District Of Columbia, Manassas Regional Harry P Davis Field (HEF) located roughly 24 miles west of Alexandria in Manassas, Virginia, the Leesburg Executive airport (JYO) located around 31 miles northwest of Alexandria in Leesburg, Virginia, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located about 32 miles northeast of Alexandria in Baltimore, Maryland.

Alexandria Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD12.5 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD16.7 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD17.3 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD19.0 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD19.2 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD43.2 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD49.1 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA69.4 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD30.3 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE81.4 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA108.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Greendale Golf CourseAlexandriaVA 
Pinecrest Golf CourseAlexandriaVA 
Henson Creek Golf CourseFort WashingtonMD5.2 mi.
East Potomac Public Golf CourseWashingtonDC5.6 mi.
Langston Legacy Golf Course & Driving RangeWashingtonDC5.6 mi.
Rock Creek Park Golf CourseWashingtonDC5.6 mi.
Jefferson District Golf CourseFalls ChurchVA6.9 mi.
Oakland Golf ClubOaklandMD9.2 mi.
Greystone Golf CourseWhite HallMD10.6 mi.
Atlantic Golf at Queenstown HarborQueenstownMD11.0 mi.
Pohick Bay Golf CourseLortonVA11.4 mi.
Hampshire Greens Golf CourseSilver SpringMD12.3 mi.
Sligo Creek Golf CourseSilver SpringMD12.3 mi.
Fair Oaks Golf ParkFairfaxVA12.8 mi.
Penderbrook Golf ClubFairfaxVA12.8 mi.
Oak Marr Golf ComplexOaktonVA13.1 mi.
Burke Lake Golf CenterFairfax StationVA13.4 mi.
University of Maryland Golf CourseCollege ParkMD13.6 mi.
Northwest Park Golf CourseWheatonMD14.8 mi.
Paint Branch Golf CourseCollege ParkMD15.0 mi.
Robin Dale Country ClubBrandywineMD15.2 mi.
Potomac Ridge Golf LinksWaldorfMD15.6 mi.
Enterprise Golf CourseMitchellvilleMD15.9 mi.
Hollow Creek Golf Club At GlenbrookMiddletownMD15.9 mi.
Maryland National Golf ClubMiddletownMD15.9 mi.
Falls Road Golf CoursePotomacMD16.6 mi.
Marlborough Golf ClubUpper MarlboroMD17.3 mi.
Cross Creek Golf ClubBeltsvilleMD17.4 mi.
Reston National Golf CourseRestonVA17.5 mi.
Glenn Dale Country ClubGlenn DaleMD17.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA82.9 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA92.7 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA100.3 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA118.2 mi.
State Parks
Mason Neck State ParkVA13.5 mi. 
Rosaryville State ParkMD14.4 mi. 
Robert M Watkins Regional State ParkMD15.8 mi. 
Leesylvania State ParkVA18.4 mi. 
Smallwood State ParkMD19.3 mi. 
Seneca Creek State ParkMD24.4 mi. 
Chapel Point State ParkMD24.8 mi. 
Purse State ParkMD28.4 mi. 
Caledon State ParkVA32.4 mi. 
Jonas Green State ParkMD34.0 mi. 
Patapsco State ParkMD36.3 mi. 
Sandy Point State ParkMD38.5 mi. 
Matapeake State ParkMD39.9 mi. 
Lyceum: Alexandria's History MuseumAlexandriaVA(History)
Torpedo Factory Art CenterAlexandriaVA(Miscellaneous)
Alexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandriaVA(History)
ALexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandriaVA(History)
Fort Ward Museum and Historic SiteAlexandriaVA(History)
Friendship Firehouse MuseumAlexandriaVA(History)
Gadsby's Tavern MuseumAlexandriaVA(History)
NewseumArlingtonVA5.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of American HistoryWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(History)
National Museum of American Jewish Military HistoryWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(History)
National Museum of Women's HistoryWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(History)
National Postal MuseumWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(History)
Tudor Place -- Historic House & GardensWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(History)
A Guide to the Museums of WashingtonWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum Services InternationalWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Octagon Museum (American Architectural Foundation)WashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Washington National CathedralWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
White House Virtual ToursWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Dumbarton Oaks Research LibraryWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Pope John Paul II Cultural CenterWashingtonDC5.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC5.8 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD41.0 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD41.0 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA60.9 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD85.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE103.8 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA104.0 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ116.8 mi.

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