Hotels in Five of Virginia’s Best Cities
Virginia is filled with history, beautiful landscapes, world-class attractions, and far more. Today, we’ll look at attractions and hotel options in Virginia Beach, Alexandria, Georgetown, Arlington, and Richmond.
Virginia Beach: The Sheraton Oceanfront
Come for the Virginia Aquarium (which houses hundreds of sea-life exhibits), Cape Henry Light House (a beautiful, historic lighthouse), the First Landing State Park (the location where the Virginia Company landed in the “new world”), or one of the dozens of other attractions.
While staying in the city, consider the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. This hotel offers gorgeous ocean views and convenient access to many of the major attractions. It also features key amenities like an on-site gym, free Wi-Fi, and premium bedding.
Alexandria: The Old Town Hilton
Major attractions include the Torpedo Factory Art Museum (a globally recognized art hub in a decommissioned munitions plant), Gadsby’s Tavern (a historic pub that offers traditional American fare), and the Mount Vernon Estate (George Washington’s place of residence).
A great hotel in the region is the Hilton Alexandria Old Town. It puts you in the heart of the historic district while offering a number of luxury amenities, such as an HD TV and in-room safe.
Georgetown: The Key Bridge Holiday Inn
Georgetown offers many of its own attractions but is also a short trip to Washington D.C. The list of free, public attractions in D.C. is too long to get into. Meanwhile, Georgetown offers dozens of historic sites, including the Tudor Place (a 200-year-old mansion) and the Oak Hill Cemetery (which serves as the final resting place for dozens of key players in early U.S. history).
Consider the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge as your base of operations in the area. It puts you near some of the best restaurants and is walking distance from the Metrorail that takes you into D.C.
Arlington: The Crystal City Holiday Inn
This city houses some of the most moving tributes and memorials to our country’s service members. This includes the Arlington National Cemetery (where there are more than 270,000 graves and you can find the famous Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (a re-creation of the iconic raising of the flag during World War II in Iwo Jima).
While here, consider a stay at the affordable Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City. This well-located hotel offers convenient extras like a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, an airport shuttle, and an on-site restaurant.
Richmond: The Linden Row Inn
You can check out the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, and many other great sites during your stay in Richmond. Or, if you want some time in touch with nature, you can wander the gardens of the Maymond Estate or the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
While here, the Linden Row Inn offers a dash of history with an extra helping of luxury. The classy, Victorian-era decor will make you feel like royalty. The extras, like an on-site bar and restaurant, complimentary breakfast, and a free shuttle to major attractions, will help you make the most out of your trip.
How about you? What are your favorite cities in Virginia? Are you planning a trip to the region? Leave your thoughts in the comments, below.