Visit Alexandria

Alexandria is the perfect place to vacation. Proud traditions of hospitality have attracted millions of visitors to enjoy our rich scenic beauty among the sparkling lakes. Easy to Get to and Hard to Leave says it all…once you have experienced our friendly year-round vacation destination. Start your list of "things to do" and "places to see" as you scroll through. You won’t want to wait too long before you Visit Alexandria -- the home town of hospitality. For more information check out


Alexandria offers a wide range of lodging choices for fun, sport or business. Need family vacation options? We have that. Need a quick business overnight? We have that. Need retreat or milestone vacation sites? We have that, too. We can meet your lodging needs. Scroll through and see for yourself the incredible variety from wilderness camping, cozy cabins on the lake, and traditional Minnesota resorts to convenient hotels, upscale resorts and private townhome accommodations. Click Here to Learn More. Ready to book? Search for lodging availability here.


Alexandria presents an abundance of dining and snacking choices. From Broadway Street downtown to the stretch of a country road, we offer something for every palate. Family style cafes to fine restaurants and clubs, you can eat the way you like. Resort kitchen meals to quick bar bites; you can eat on your schedule. On the lakes, check out our eating establishments convenient for those arriving by water. Scroll through so you can add to your list those places you don’t want to miss at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Click Here to Learn More.


Alexandria is unique when it comes to shopping. You can experience historic downtown ambiance and trend right malls in one location. Need to pick up something at a “big box” store? We have that. Want to take your time and browse crafts and antiques? We have that, too. Just make sure to set aside plenty of time to take it all in. Downtown is conveniently situated on two lakes near the Central Lakes Trail. With those hip shopping malls just a quick trip from downtown. Alexandria is well-known as the regional hub for shopping and entertainment. Click Here to Learn More.

Things to see & do

Alexandria features activities and attractions of all kinds year-round. Our number one attraction remains the incredible lakes in and around our city. In a state known for lakes, ours are some of the finest with great fishing all around. You can pick your size depending on your style of vacation. Want action? Try out our “Chain of Lakes” from Lake Darling to Le Homme Dieu to Victoria. On the Chain, you can spend the whole day on the water. Looking for a quiet retreat? We have many smaller lakes to choose from. The Alexandria area is abundant with parks from city and county to state which feature activities and amenities for the entire family. Most facilities are open year round for outdoor fun and recreation from hiking and walking to skiing and skating. If you love to bike you have picked the right spot, the Alexandria area is right on the paved Central Lakes Trail stretching 55 miles from Fergus Falls to Osakis, built along an old railroad bed, the grade is easy for walking or pedaling a bicycle. Trail users can find restaurants and shopping in the communities on or near the trail. Click Here to Learn More. Looking for a Festival? Alexandria has many to plan your vacation around. Click Here to Learn More.

Conference Services

Meeting & Convention Planning
The Chamber is your front door for meeting and convention planning. Our specialty is working with organizations and businesses to create meetings, conferences, and conventions that are memorable. Our years of experience and connection insure your group will enjoy the best of arrangements that suit your needs. “Easy to get to and hard to leave” means Event Planners can offer a prime destination loaded with extras that will deliver a meeting or convention that works! Click Here to Learn More.

Group Tours
The Chamber is your front door for group tour arrangements. Our specialty is working with organizations and businesses to tailor tours that fit their needs. We have plenty of inventive options. Whether a historic walking tour, industrial tour, winery tour, social and shopping tour or a theatre and concert junket, we can make the planning easy for your group. Click Here to Learn More.


Alexandria is truly easy to get to. Interstate 94 conveniently comes right to our main thoroughfare. Our city is well-served by a regional airport with rail services, trucking, local and regional bus lines, taxi service and other passenger services to the Twin Cities International airport nine times daily. Major carriers for parcels operate in and out of Alexandria daily to move letters, packages, and special shipments serving residents, businesses, manufacturers, and other private and public industries. Click Here to Learn More.