Area Attractions

Explore the Washington DC metro area, from the central location of Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria—you’ll be minutes from celebrated Old Town dining, waterfront activities and national memorials. Ask how you can live like the locals do!

Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria

1625 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314

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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.

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.

Old Town

Historic King Street

Architecture dating back to the 1700s, cobblestone streets, restaurants and unique shops make strolling King Street the #1 thing to do in Alexandria. Don’t feel like walking? Jump on the free king street trolley which picks up outside the Hyatt Centric to see the sites while riding in style. Stop at one of the 200 shops and restaurants along the way and end at the beautiful waterfront!

Tiny Spite House

Spite House is the skinniest historic house in America at just seven feet wide. A private residence originally constructed by John Hollensbury, who built it out of spite in 1830 to keep loiterers out of his adjacent alley. A great Instagram or photograph opportunity!

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. Visit and watch artists create works of arts, ask questions and buy collections for yourself! The Torpedo Factory also hosts events from weddings to galas in the large hall and outdoor space overlooking the Alexandria waterfront.

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. Also visit President John F Kennedy’s grave site.

Iwo Jima Memorial

Visit the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, one of the most iconic images from World War II. This bronze statue in Arlington Ridge Park recreates the iconic photograph of Marines raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Gravelly Point Park

Bike, walk or drive to Gravelly Point park for an up-close view of airplanes landing at Reagan National Airport. Pack a picnic, lay in the grass and enjoy the views!

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Theodore Roosevelt Island is dedicated to our 26th President and located at George Washington Memorial Parkway, on a small 88-acre island in the middle of Potomac River. You feel miles away, yet you are in the center of our Nation’s capital. Walk the beautiful nature trails and take in serenity of nature.

Washington DC

District Wharf

Washington DC’s first true waterfront community. Take a water taxi from Old Town Alexandria to the Wharf to experience waterfront dining and shopping or catch a show at The Anthem music venue.

National Mall

The long, grassy National Mall is home to iconic monuments including the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. The U.S. Capitol sits on the far east end of the mall, and the White House is to the north. Surrounding the mall are famed Smithsonian museums. Take a stroll around the reflecting pool and take in our nation’s history.

Georgetown

This neighborhood boosts cobblestone streets, great dining and upscale shops. Visit Martin’s Tavern where JFK proposed to Jackie or the famous Exorcist stairs from the 1973 film.

Navy Yard

Pop over to the newly revitalized Navy Yard neighborhood where you can take in a Washington Nationals baseball game, dine on the waterfront, visit a winery or brewery and stroll along the Potomac river.