The center of historic Alexandria, Virginia, is just a 10 minutes' drive south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the nation's capital, Alexandria is an ideal base from which to explore the entire D.C. area. Grab your Alexandria tickets and your suitcase and get ready for an American adventure!
Transportation From DCA
Flights to Alexandria will put you within easy reach of several Alexandria hotels just outside DCA along Route 1. From this location, you can start exploring both Alexandria and the District of Columbia. You have a few transportation options. If you want freedom of mobility, you can rent a car at the counters located in Terminal Garage A. It's a short walk to reach it, or you can catch the Parking / Rental Car shuttle, which makes stops outside of baggage claim at all terminals. If you'd rather not bother with a rental, the D.C. area has a great Metrorail system that can get you just about anywhere you need to go in the region. Taxis and hotel shuttle buses also make stops outside of baggage claim at all terminals. Freshen up at your hotel and pick your adventure! It's fascinating to tour the Pentagon and learn all about the Department of Defense (just don't forget to make a reservation in advance). Or you could pay your respects to the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery, where you can visit the graves of John F. Kennedy and other notable figures. Maybe you just fancy a walk or bike ride! The Mount Vernon recreation trail offers lovely views of the Potomac River and the D.C. skyline beyond.
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