On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture - an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle.
- When visiting Alexandria, a good first stop is the Alexandria Visitor Center, located at 221 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. The building was once a private home to the family of William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Today, our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find local favorites and ongoing events, as well as brochures, maps, and tickets to a variety of tours and attractions. Plus, check out our gift shop of Alexandria souvenirs and locally made products.
- Visit Alexandria, the tourism marketing organization for the city, is a membership-based 501(c)(6) that prides itself on strong ties to the Alexandria business and tourism communities. Visitors to Alexandria, Virginia spend $790 million annually, resulting in over $26 million in local tax revenue.
Our work to support tourism to the City of Alexandria includes marketing, public relations, visitor services, meeting and group sales, the VisitAlexandriaVA.com website, social media, member services, the Official Alexandria Visitor Guide and Map, and tourism research.