Area Attractions

Explore Alexandria and Arlington from the central location of Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria—you’ll be minutes from celebrated Old Town dining, waterfront museums, national memorials, and upscale shopping in Pentagon City.

Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria

1625 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314

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Old Town North (Alexandria)

Tide Lock Park

Take a stroll along the Potomac at this 4.7-acre park, named for the wooden locks that once controlled an old canal on the waterfront. It’s located on the Mount Vernon Trail, within walking distance of our hotel.

Alexandria Waterfront

Enjoy dining and shopping on the Alexandria waterfront, visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center, enjoy water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, or grab a water taxi to Georgetown, the Wharf, Navy Yard or National Harbor. Try out the free King Street Trolley from outside our hotel which takes guests directly to the waterfront.

Del Ray (Alexandria)

Del Ray Café

Located inside a converted house, this local-favorite café serves up classic French dishes in a casual American style, using seasonal ingredients and sustainable practices to craft croissants, omelets, or sautéed lobster.

Evening Star Café

Another local hangout, this trendy Southern restaurant uses seasonal ingredients to prepare duck hash and fried chicken and waffles featuring house-made hot sauce. Head upstairs to catch live musical performances.

Rosslyn (Arlington)

Arlington National Cemetery

America’s most famous military cemetery covers 624 acres and has over 400,000 graves, dating back to before the Civil War. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier overlooks the cemetery from atop a hill.

United States Marine Corps War Memorial

Often called the “Iwo Jima Memorial,” this bronze statue in Arlington Ridge Park recreates the iconic photograph of Marines raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Pentagon City (Arlington)

National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

This sobering memorial, located just outside the Pentagon, commemorates the lives lost in the building and on American Airlines Flight 77. It features 184 illuminated benches engraved with the names of victims.

Air Force Memorial

Created by famed architect James Ingo Freed, the towering memorial honors those who have served in the Air Force. It features three large steel spires, an inscription wall, and four eight-foot-tall statues. The hilltop site is also known for its views of the capital.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Also known as the Pentagon City Mall, this sleek shopping mecca houses more than 170 stores and restaurants spread across three stories. High-end brands include Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, and Nordstrom.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Skating Rink

Winter visitors shouldn’t miss this 6,840-square-foot ice rink, which features a large double-sided stone fireplace nearby to relax at after you step off the ice. Open from late October to mid-March.

Day Trips

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

This National Historic Landmark was President George Washington’s home since 1754. Tour the restored parlor, explore the gardens, and inspect artifacts and possessions in 23 galleries at the on-site museum.

Inner Harbor

Plan a day of family fun at Baltimore’s historic seaport, home to the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and four ships and a lighthouse that have been named National Historic Landmarks.

Shenandoah National Park

Take in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and lush forests from the Skyline Drive that wanders through this 200,000-acre park, or explore more than 500 miles of hiking trails by the Shenandoah River.

United States Naval Academy

Explore the Annapolis waterfront before heading to this National Historic Landmark, a 340-acre campus that includes the world’s largest college dorm and a replica of the Gokoku-Ji Bell that Commodore Matthew Perry brought from Japan.