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Flying into Beautiful Alexandria

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Flying to Alexandria is a Breeze

With a prime position along the western banks of the Potomac River and just six miles from downtown Washington, the historical city of Alexandria will make the perfect base for your getaway.

Two easy-to-reach airports and a range of affordable ground transportation options make traveling in and around Alexandria a snap. 

Airports in Alexandria

Reagan National Airport is less than 10 miles from downtown, and you can find cheap flights to Alexandria from carriers such as United, US Airways, Delta, and American Airlines. 

International travelers can fly into Washington Dulles Airport, which has direct flights from 83 domestic locations and 49 international destinations in North, Central, and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. United Airlines has a hub at the airport, and international carriers such as British Airways and Air China also operate flights there. 

Affordable Airport Transportation 

Visitors arriving into Reagan National Airport can jump on the yellow Metro line in the direction of Huntington to travel to King Street in just two stops. Metered taxis are a good choice if you have a lot of baggage, with an approximate one-way fare of $12. Also, many of the major hotels in Alexandria run free shuttle buses for guests. 

If you're on a budget, then avoid taking a taxi from Washington Dulles International Airport, as the 33-mile, one hour trip is a little pricey at around $65. A more affordable option is to take the Washington Flyer Bus that runs every 30 minutes to the West Falls Church Metro, which connects to downtown Alexandria. 

When to Visit Alexandria

Fun festivities such as parades, festivals, live music, walks, and art shows are held throughout the year. Hotel and airfare prices rise around the George Washington birthday celebrations in February, although the action-packed weekend of spectacular events, including the birthnight banquet and ball which is held in the same tavern he once celebrated it in, are worth paying a little extra for. 

Alexandria Attractions 

The city is known for its rich cultural history, national monuments, and impressive architecture. Spend an afternoon wandering the historic cobblestone streets of the Old District, where buildings over 100 years old can be identified by their silver oval-shaped plaques. 

For the best panoramic views of the city, head to Shooter’s Hill and explore the impressive George Washington Masonic Memorial building, which is a fine example of neoclassical architecture.

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