Make Alexandria your Cherry Blossom Base Camp! Located just six miles away from the National Mall, Alexandria is D.C.'s oldest neighborhood and has four metro stops. And, with most Alexandria hotels offering free shuttle service from Reagan National Airport and free parking, it's the perfect place to stay during your visit.
This year the Festival takes place March 20 - April 14. Alexandria is located within eyesight of Washington, D.C. and easily accessible by Metrorail and with walkable streets and the FREE King Street Trolley, getting around is easy.
UPDATED! The National Park Service has updated their prediction for PEAK bloom. They are now predicting April 6-8, 2013.
If you're interested in the great outdoors, rent a bike and enjoy the picturesque George Washington Memorial Parkway; or cruise south eight miles to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens for a garden tour this spring.
Blossoms by Bike River Ride: Ride along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail from Old Town Alexandria to DC and experience magnificent views of the cherry blossoms from across the Potomac River. We will then continue into DC and around the Tidal Basin where you will see the blossoms up close and learn the history of these beautiful gifts before heading back to Alexandria. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a trail ride. Tour concludes with guided ride back to Old Town. No discounts can be applied to this tour.
Blossoms by Water | March 25th - April 14. Don't miss out on this year's bloom watch! Head straight to the blossoms aboard a Sightseeing Cruise and experience our nation's greatest springtime celebration. See website for full sailing schedule.
80th Annual Historic Garden Tour | April 20. All eight private properties on the historic Old Town Alexandria tour are within an easy walk of each other, allowing visitors to enjoy strolling the quaint streets lined with charming townhouses and intimate walled gardens. The full tour ticket includes free admission to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate as well as six other notable historic sites in Alexandria on the day of the tour.
Whether it is spring break with the kids or just some much needed R&R, you will find a great selection of packages that are a value-packed deal. From family fun, hip and historic, to romantic getaways, spring time is a great time to getaway.
OFFER INCLUDES: -Overnight stay for two adults and two children (Max. 4 per room) -Welcome snack at check-in and souvenir Washington D.C. T-Shirt -Two Metrorail one-day passes provided daily -Begin your day with complimentary breakfast -Complimentary ground transfer to/from Braddock Road Metro Station, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metro Station, and King Street Metro Station -Free on-site parking garage …more
Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House, located at 221 King Street is a great stop for tickets, maps and the latest details on nightlife, live entertainment and dining special offers. You can also purchase Key to the City booklets at the Alexandria Visitor Center, located at 221 King Street, Alexandria, VA. <More>
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