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Hotel AKA Alexandria

Explore The Charming Neighborhood Of Old Town Alexandria

The Best Activities to Enhance Your Stay

Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is one of the country’s most historic — and happening — neighborhoods. Nestled along the beautiful Potomac River, this district is known for its well-preserved architecture, cobblestone streets, and historic sites, as well as its modern mix of waterfront bars and restaurants, independent boutiques, art galleries and scenic outdoor recreation. Alexandria is also accessible to the many iconic landmarks, institutions, and attractions in Washington D.C. - all within a 20-minute drive, short water taxi, or the nearby King Street Metro Station.


 
Dining & Nightlife

Alexandria's robust dining & nightlife scene features several fine dining establishments, trendy cocktail lounges and lively music venues. Whether you're looking for a savory selection at Oak Steak House or an elegant waterfront dining experience at Chart House, there's plenty of options around this charming neighborhood. 


Oak Steak House

901 N. St. Asaph Street

Brabo Brasserie

1600 King Street

Landini Brothers

100 King Street

Old House Cosmopolitan

1024 Cameron Street

Hank's Oyster Bar

818 N. St. Asaph Street

Chart House
1 Cameron Street

Shopping

Although there are inviting shops around every corner, the hub of the city’s shopping culture is King Street in historic Old Town — an acclaimed thoroughfare that can lay claim to having the largest collection of independent boutiques in the entire DC metro region. Luxury brands, mom-and-pop shops such as Yellow Jacket and Fleurir Chocolates, as well as one-of-a-kind treasure troves of unique items, all welcome shoppers to browse to their hearts’ content.

Dash's Of Old Town
1114 King Street

Yellow Jacket
301 Cameron Street

The Shoe Hive
127 South Fairfax Street

Principle Gallery
208 King Street

Fleurir Chocolates
110 South Payne Street

Arts & Culture

The Torpedo Factory Arts Center (located in a former Naval munitions factory) is home to a collection of artists’ galleries, workshops, and a renowned technology museum. The Old Town Farmers Market is the oldest running farmers market in the country, shop where George Washington used to sell his produce from Mount Vernon. The Alexandria Black History Museum showcases a treasure trove of civil rights movement exhibits. And the Little Theatre of Alexandria offers several annual stage productions. In addition, the city is dotted with countless other notable exhibit halls, performance spaces, galleries, and makers’ havens. 


Torpedo Factory Arts Center

105 N. Union Street

The Old Town Farmers Market

301 King Street

The Alexandria Black History Museum

902 Wythe Street

Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street

Business

Thanks to Alexandria’s close proximity to the nation’s capital, many prominent businesses have made their homes within its appealing borders, such as United Way Worldwide Headquarters, Insitute for Defense Analyses (IDA), National Science Foundation and the American Society for Clinical Oncology. With the King Street Metro walking distance from Hotel AKA Alexandria, guests have easy access into D.C. Education, non-profit, and fast-growing tech-sector companies are also increasingly making their homes in Alexandria, including the new Amazon HQ2 Headquarters and Virginia Tech's upcoming Innovation Campus and United Way Worldwide Headquarters.

Recreation

Alexandria is a thriving hub of recreational activities. Explore the outdoors with the many trails and hiking paths that Alexandria offers, or enjoy a slower pace by strolling through Dora Kelley Nature Park or taking a water taxi ride to historic Georgetown. Rent a bike, or run or hike along the Mount Vernon Trail, an 18-mile trail that winds alongside the Potomac River offering beautiful views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline. Old Town also offers many nearby golf courses where you can hit the links and practice your swing.


Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center

5750 Sanger Ave.

Dora Kelley Nature Park

5750 Sanger Ave. 

Mount Vernon Trail

1198 George Washington Memorial Pkwy

Unlimited Biking

125 S. Union St.

Greendale Golf Course

6700 Telegraph Rd.

Potomac Water Taxi

0 Cameron St.

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