Hilton hotel minutes from DC and Old Town Alexandria has an indoor/outdoor pool, a steak-and-seafood restaurant, and a sushi bar
This posh Hilton is a convenient home base for exploring both Washington, DC, and its suburbs. It’s just 7 miles from the National Mall and 5 miles from Old Town Alexandria. The hotel’s free shuttle drops guests off at the Fashion Centre Mall at Pentagon City, where they can either catch Metro trains to the nation’s capital or to Alexandria’s historic Old Town district.
Situated about 8 miles south of Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River, Alexandria was once the home of some of America’s most legendary figures. In Old Town Alexandria, the city’s official historic district, George Washington surveyed his troops from the door of Gadsby’s Tavern. Years later, a young Robert E. Lee attended Christ Church, a Georgian-style church built in 1773 that still hosts services today. Today, guided walking tours pass by both of these landmarks, as well as a dozen other historic sites and museums.
To see even more of the city, hop on the Free King Street Trolley. The trolley runs every 10–15 minutes, stopping at cultural and historic attractions. Along the way, you can stop at the salmon-colored Athenaeum, a 19th-century building that’s currently an art museum, or learn about old herbal remedies at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a medical-remedies store from 1796.