Visiting Alexandria

Things to Do, Places to Go, Tips.

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  • Flying in and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport? The Metro is located right at the Airport. Either the Blue or Yellow Line will take you to King Street Station near the Westin Alexandria. If you call the hotel (703-253-8600) prior to getting on the Metro, a complimentary shuttle will pick you up and take you to the hotel or you can walk the short distance to the Westin.
  • Flying in and out of Dulles International Airport? It is possible to use public transportation via a combination of bus and the Blue Line on the Metro, but you are probably better off taking a taxi from the airport to the Westin Alexandria.
  • Coming in on the train? You can take AmTrak to Union Station in Washington, D.C. From Union Station take the Metro Red Line towards Shady Grove for two stops. At the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station transfer to the Yellow Line towards Huntington. You will stay on the Yellow Line for 8 stops to King Street Station. The Westin Alexandria is a short walk away or you can call the hotel for a complimentary shuttle.
  • Need a taxi? Download the free app Hailo to get an Alexandria Yellow Cab wherever you are, whenever you want. All it takes is two taps on on your iPhone or Android phone. Pay automatically by card, with no hidden fees.
  • Want to try an alternative? Download the free app Uber and get connected with a driver who can take you where you need to go. All it takes is a tap on your iPhone or Android phone and you will be picked up within minutes.
  • Or simply call a taxi. There are several companies to choose from.
    GoGreen Cab Tel: (703) 212-2000
    King Cab Tel: (703) 549-3530
    Union Cab Tel: (703) 683-1200
    VIP Cab Tel: (703) 333-5800
    White Top Cab Tel: (703) 683-4004
    Yellow Cab Tel: (703) 549-2500

Places to Eat

Other Helpful Tips

  • Check this out for a list of things to do in Alexandria.
  • Or you could try the free app Gravy to discover what is going on around Alexandria.
  • Typical weather in Alexandria during November is cool. The average low temperature is 41 degrees and the average high temperature is 58 degrees. It can be rainy with an average rainfall of a little over 3 inches during the month. Bring a jacket and check the weather before you pack.