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Alexandria nominated as top small city by Condé Nast Traveler

Bolivian dancers at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town, March 2, 2024 (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria is one of the best small cities in the U.S., an argument bolstered by being listed in the top five for the last six years in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards survey.

Staff from Visit Alexandria just got the city nominated for the seventh year in a row.

Last year, Alexandria was voted third in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of best small cities in the country. The city was also listed in Travel and Leisure’s Best Places to Travel in 2023.

“Consistent high-profile rankings in top national travel publications like Condé Nast TravelerTravel + Leisure and Southern Living have helped boost the city’s visibility to an entirely new level,” Visit Alexandria’s Caroline L. Secrest said in an email.

The voting deadline is June 30. Respondents are asked why they visited Alexandria, when they visited, and to rate their feelings on the city’s sights and scenery, arts and culture, local cuisine, tourist reception, public transportation, shopping, outdoor activities, and resorts and hotels.

According to Condé Nast Traveler:

You’ve spent the last twelve months liking, sharing, and pinning the places that made your trips unforgettable. Now, it’s time to cast your vote for them. So let us know about your all-time favorite hotels, cruises, and resorts, as well as the countries, cities, and islands you escaped to. Plus, we want to hear about what your last travel year looked like. Vote, share, and tell us everything.