Planning your first trip to Alexandria – a guide for first-time visitors

Alexandria is one city that you’ve heard of, but did know that Alexandria was named one of the top cities in America? Travel + Leisure readers voted for Alexandria to be included on the top 10 list. Hotel Morrison House, which is owned by Morrison House was ranked 5th place in the top hotel chains within the U.S., and Alexandria was also named one of the “Top 3 Small Cities” within the U.S. according to Conde Nast Traveler. If you’ve never visited this city, then you’re missing an unforgettable adventure.

Hotel Indigo

Alexandria, Virginia is a great place to spend your weekend looking for an escape far from Washington DC. It’s lined with colonial structures, and the dining is rated highly across the country. Within 20 minutes, you can enjoy the Smithsonian museums located in D.C., and George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Alexandria can be easily reached via Dulles International Airport. If you’re looking for an memorable vacation, consider staying in one of the Alexandria hotels.

Mansions from the past

The city has made The Conde Nast Traveler Best Small Cities list, Alexandria has now been named for the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Travel + Leisure readers chose Alexandria for the award. Morrison House was tied for fifth among the top U.S. hotel. The year 2017 was the year that Alexandria ranked 11th on the list of America’s Top Cities. Alexandria has used its national ranking to market the city as a tourism destination. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hit on hotels, restaurants and retail businesses. The hotel tax revenue has recovered somewhat but taxes for lodging and restaurants dropped by 2021 as well as 2022.

Fantastic food

Travel and Leisure’s Best Cities to Visit List is based on reader ratings. Alexandria, Virginia, ranks 8th in the list for 2022. Its top spot is thanks to Alexandria’s great food and retail stores, as well as the trails for walking that stretch across the Potomac. Another Virginia city to make the list is Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg was classified as the 12th most frequented city in Virginia, is an appealing destination for history buffs.

Hotel Waterfront

Travel + Leisure USA, the top-read travel publication in the United States, has recently listed Alexandria 8th in their ranking of cities that are top for tourism. The readers rated hotels, monuments and restaurants along with shopping, and overall worth. Alexandria, Virginia, was listed as one of the nation’s “Top 3 Small Cities” by Conde Nast Traveler. This shouldn’t come as a shock because Alexandria was awarded such a prestigious awards for the first time.

Private sailing lessons

Alexandria is a colonial town that’s just 15 minutes outside the city of Washington, D.C. You will be able to explore the city’s rich history when you stay at the recently opened Hotel Indigo. Rooms have water views as well as the elegant restaurant Hummingbird serves food by famous chef Cathal Armstrong. There are plenty of restaurants that are popular nearby, such as Sugar Shack Donuts. Hotel Indigo’s “Set Sail” offer includes an upgrade option to a King-water View room.

This article is contributed by Guestomatic.

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