When it’s hot outside, beat the heat with the best indoor attractions in the historic Old Town Alexandria, VA area.

Beat the Heat – Alexandria’s Best Indoor Attractions
When it’s hot outside, beat the heat with some of Alexandria’s favorite indoor attractions. A short water taxi ride from Washington D.C., our downtown Alexandria hotel is surrounded by some of the nation’s most popular museums, historic sites, dining-destinations, and cultural attractions. Plus, exploring Alexandria and beyond is easy with our Love Your Summer Package – don’t sweat the details, we’ll take care of parking, transportation, and admission to some of the city’s best attractions.

Stay cool this summer with these suggestions:

Torpedo Factory Art Center
The largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the United States, The Torpedo Factory Art Center is just a five minute walk from our Old Town Alexandria hotel. With 82 studios and seven galleries, you’ll experience art up close, in person, and in progress. Take a piece of Alexandria home with you, most original works are available for purchase!

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Built in 1734, Mount Vernon, once George Washington’s family estate, is one of the most visited historic sites in the country. Take a tour of this restored mansion, visit multiple museum galleries, and enjoy casual dining, shopping, and more. And when you book The Alexandrian’s Love Your Summer Package, you’ll receive 40% off admission to the Mount Vernon estate.

Union Station Washington D.C.
One of the country’s first great union railroad terminals, Union Station Washington D.C. was completed in 1908. Completely restored, this historic station continues to operate as a transportation hub, as well as a shopping and dining destination. A short water taxi ride from our downtown Alexandria location, Union Station is home to three levels of eateries, storefronts, and more.

Key to the City Museum Pass
Unlock Alexandria’s history with the Key to the City museum pass. This pass includes access to 12 family-friendly historic sites, including the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and the Alexandria Black History Museum – all within walking distance of our Old Town Alexandria hotel! Receive two complimentary Key to the City museum pass when you book our special Love Your Summer Package.

The Study
Escape from the bustle of King Street and slip into The Study at our historic Old Town hotel. Reminiscent of a bygone era, The Study is home to a library of spirits, including Negronis, Manhattans, and Martinis, perfect for cooling down after a summer day in Alexandria. Not to mention, The Study regularly features live entertainment from some of the city’s best musicians!