Spring Brings Cherry Blossom Boat Cruises, Historic Home Tours and Arts Events to Alexandria, VA March 3, 2020

Claire Mouledoux: CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367
Leah Spellman, APR: LSpellman@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5363

Spring Brings Cherry Blossom Boat Cruises, Historic

Home Tours and Arts Events to Alexandria, VA

Spring 2018

Alexandria, VA—As the D.C. region begins to bloom and cherry blossoms take center stage, seasonal activities abound in Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River and named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. alongside Charleston and Santa Fe by the Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Alexandria is the perfect setting for a springtime getaway, offering a vibrant waterfront, walkable nationally designated historic district and hotel rates that are 30 percent more affordable than D.C.

Cherry blossom fans can zip to the blooms in Washington, D.C. on high-speed water taxis, electric bike tours and Metrorail trains and take part in cherry blossom experiences in Alexandria. Revel in bloom-centric Alexandria events like the Blossom Ball at Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the Cherry Blossom Jubilee at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Historic homes shine this time of the year with AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month events and the chance to peek inside homes during the 87th Annual Old Town Alexandria Historic Homes & Gardens Tour, Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour and more. Raise a glass at spring art events including Art on the Rocks and Art on the Vine. Enjoy a riverside run down the picturesque George Washington Memorial Parkway during the 36th Annual Parkway Classic. Whether you’re looking for a unique family-friendly spring break or a rejuvenating weekend escape, Alexandria’s colorful palette of springtime activities combined with seasonal hotel packages are sure to create the ideal getaway. 

For more spring activities in Alexandria, see www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Spring.

Check out spring hotel packages at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Hotels/Deals.

Featured Events & Tours:

Water Taxi to The Wharf in Washington, D.C.: Cherry Blossom Festival Service 
Monday through Sunday, beginning March 1, 2020
Departures beginning at 6:40 a.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. weekends; check website for details
Admission: starting at $13 one-way; $21 round-trip for adults
Departs from the Alexandria Marina, 1 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Cruise from Old Town Alexandria to Washington, D.C. to stroll among the famous cherry blossoms and take part in events of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, including the Blossom Kite Festival. Potomac Riverboat Company by Hornblower offers a 25-minute direct water taxi from Old Town to The Wharf development in D.C. From the dock at The Wharf, it is a 10-minute walk to the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. The water taxi docks at the Transit Pier, 950 Wharf St. SW, near the Tidal Basin, the National Mall, Hains Point and a Capital Bikeshare station.

Cherry Blossom Rides with Pedego Electric Bikes Alexandria
March 20 to April 12, 2020 (or as long as the cherry blossoms are in bloom)
Departures at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $69 per bike ($10 for passenger riders)
Pedego Alexandria, 210 North Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314 

Pedego Electric Bikes will offer two to three-hour guided tours from Old Town to the cherry blossoms, including riding through East Potomac Park. Pedego bikes offer an up-close-and-personal view of the blossoms, without the exertion of regular bikes or the stress of traffic and parking. All tours are subject to weather, safe riding conditions and bike availability. Individual riders must be at least 16 years old. Child seats, passenger bikes and a tandem are available to accommodate younger participants. Helmets and bike locks are included. Credit card and ID are required for rentals. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Contact Pedego Alexandria to reserve a private group tour.

Washington’s Monuments Cruise to the Cherry Blossoms
Saturdays and Sundays, beginning March 21, 2020
Departing at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Admission: starting at $18 one-way; $32 round-trip for adults
Departs from the Alexandria Marina, 1 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Traverse the Potomac River from Old Town Alexandria and cruise past the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. on the Washington Monuments Cruise from Potomac Riverboat Company by Hornblower. View and listen to the history of the iconic monuments, memorials and bridges as the D.C. region awakens to spring. See beautiful cherry blossom trees as you glide past Hains Point and head onward to Georgetown. The cruise is 45 minutes one-way and approximately 90 minutes round-trip and is offered Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 21, 2020, and throughout peak cherry blossom season. Riders also have the option to explore Georgetown and return on a later boat. 

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tour with Discover Alexandria
To be announced one week in advance; two pop-up tours to occur during peak bloom week
Admission: $15 per adult; $8 per child; $12 for military, veterans and students
Tour departs from the Alexandria Visitor Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Discover Alexandria’s Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tour will occur twice during the week of peak bloom. The 75-minute tour offers the best of both worlds, combining local history with great cherry blossom sightseeing. The tour dates and times will be announced approximately one week in advance via Discover Alexandria’s website and social media platforms. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing discoveralexandria@gmail.com.  

Alexandria Tastes of Spring Cherry Blossom Food Crawl
April 5, 2020, beginning at 11 a.m.
Admission: $65 for four tastings; $80 for six tasting tickets; $96 for eight tasting tickets
Starting location provided at time of ticket purchase

Enjoy all the spring flavors Alexandria has to offer on the Tastes of Spring Cherry Blossom Food Crawl. Eat your way through Old Town on a self-guided food tour sampling diverse cuisine at some of Alexandria’s most popular restaurants. Buy your tasting tickets online, each valid for one carefully selected tasting at our participating restaurants. Guests can buy four, six or eight tasting tickets, and vegetarian options are available. At check-in, grab your tickets along with a wristband and passport and head out on a culinary crawl of Old Town. At each participating location, show your wristband and give them a ticket to enjoy some delicious tastings. Passport includes map and descriptions for all participating restaurants. 

87th Annual Old Town Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour
April 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance; $50 day of; $35 per person for groups of 20 or more
Alexandria Visitor Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Overlooking the Potomac River with views of our nation’s capital, Old Town Alexandria radiates charm while reflecting its rich historic roots. This easy walking tour includes glimpses into private homes and secluded gardens nestled along the tree-lined streets of the Historic District, refreshments at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House and a marketplace at The Athenaeum. Boutique shopping and fine dining are just steps away. The tour ticket also offers access to several nearby historic gardens and properties, including two Garden Club of Virginia restoration projects: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and Green Spring Gardens. This tour can accommodate bus groups. 

Blossom Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
May 2, 2020, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Admission: $45 per person
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Celebrate spring’s arrival with a Regency-era ball with live music, English country dancing, cash bar and seasonal dessert collation. Regency attire or cocktail attire welcome. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball. Purchase tickets at alexandriava.gov/shop.  

Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour       
May 15-17, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission: Tickets starting at $42 for members; starting at $46 for non-members; see website for more details
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Join Mount Vernon for its most popular event of the year. Sample wines from Virginia’s finest wineries while enjoying delicious food, live music and spectacular views of the estate. Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the mansion and cellar and appearances by Martha Washington and other people from Washington’s world. Bring a blanket, relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River and sample wines made in Virginia. During tours of the Mansion, visit the cellar where Washington stored his wine and learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s endeavors with wine. All proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of Mount Vernon and its educational programs.

More Spring Events & Tours:

10th Annual March150 Art Party
March 14, 2020, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $30 for general admission; $50 for VIP Early Access; $200 for VIP Art Package
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 10th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This yearly all-media exhibition features more than 200 works created and donated by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition is that artists use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150. Art Party patrons will not only enjoy first access to the exhibition but also will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine supplied by Alexandria favorites; a special March150 themed photobooth; live and interactive art making; a raffle to win prizes from local creative spaces, as well as glow-in-the-dark themed dance party in the last hour. The Best in Show among other prizes will also be announced that evening for participating artists in the exhibition. 

Art on the Vine
March 20, 2020, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $45
The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

The Art League’s acclaimed local sommelier curates an artistic wine-tasting experience inspired by the art in The Art League’s gallery. Enjoy the party and discounts on wine and artwork that night. 

Women’s History Bike Ride
March 21, 2020, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Celebrate Women's History Month by riding to sites associated with women's suffrage and Alexandrian women who served in government. This family-friendly ride is organized by Alexandria's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Alexandria Celebrates Women and the Alexandria Spokeswomen. Costumes from 1920 are encouraged as are decorations in the colors of the women's suffrage movement: purple, gold and white. Details and registration at bit.ly/ALXwomenshistory

Cherry Blossom Jubilee at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
March 28, 2020, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Every year, the region shakes off winter with the arrival of the world-famous pink and white cherry blossoms. The Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts an Alexandria satellite celebration for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Join the fun with a lively afternoon of hands-on activities, performances and inspired works of art to shop and explore from all three floors.

"A Toast to the Ladies": Women's History Month Event
March 29, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Admission: $20 (must be 21 or older)
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Raise a toast to the ladies. In honor of Women's History Month, enjoy Martha Washington's favorite morning drink (with a spirit or without) and discover the stories of women across class and race through the lens of the tavern. Ticket includes one drink with additional ones available for purchase. Tickets available online at shop.alexandriava.gov.

AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month 
April 1-30, 2020
Admission: Prices vary depending on the event, from free to a minimal amount
Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria, VA

For architecture buffs, Architecture Month presents a month of activities, including tours, lectures, exhibits and family activities planned by local architects. Architecture Month is held every April as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) nationwide celebration of our built environment. AIA Northern Virginia will offer a wide variety of architecture-themed events throughout April, including the always popular walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, an exhibit of award-winning buildings at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and family activities. Learn more at aianova.org/architecturemonth.php.

Bunny Patrol with the Old Town Boutique District
April 4 and 11, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria, VA

This April, the Easter Bunny will be sending some of his friends out into the streets of Old Town to give out gift cards to people with shopping bags from any Old Town Boutique District store. Be on the lookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and 11, 2020. 

21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House
April 10-12, 2020; 3 p.m. on April 10; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on April 11; and 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on April 12
Admission: $15 for children ages 1-12; $5 for adults; free for infants under 1 years old; discounted tickets available for Friends of the Lee-Fendall House; purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as this event typically sells out
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden’s 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Alexandria on Easter weekend. The museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful, toy-filled Easter eggs. Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny. All children ages 12 and under are eligible to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy our other activities. This event sells out, so please purchase your tickets in advance online.

BunnyFest at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
April 11, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Artists throughout the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be making, showing and selling high-eared art. Think outside the Easter basket with rabbit-riffic artwork in sculptures, dishware, etchings, paintings, and prints. Make BunnyFest buttons, create bunny crafts and don bunny ears. BunnyFest is organized by artists Tracie Griffith Tso (Studios 22, 19) and Lisa Schumaier (Studio 16).

American Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Market at River Farm
April 17-18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 per car for non-members (cash only); free for members
River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, VA 22308

Each year, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) holds a popular two-day plant sale and garden product marketplace at its River Farm headquarters. Shop for natives, specialty plants, edibles and much more. Browse garden-themed art, books, tools and garden accessories. Explore the gardens in spring bloom, and view garden-themed paintings by local artists on display in the manor house. Visit the River Farm Garden Shop for books and unique gifts and enjoy food available for purchase on site. 

Cherry Blossom Shop & Sip with the Old Town Boutique District
April 18, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $25
Boutiques throughout Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314

Join the Old Town Boutique District and its restaurant partners for a full day of cherry blossom frenzy. Kick off the morning with brunch and pink cocktails, then spend the day shopping the spring collections at all Old Town Boutique District shops while collecting blossom flare and fabulous swag along the way. For tickets, visit oldtownboutiquedistrict.com

“Blue Stockings” at The Little Theatre of Alexandria
April 25-May 16, 2020; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
Admission: $21-$24
The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314

What does it take to accomplish social change? This historical drama, which premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London in 2013, follows the story of four women fighting for an education, set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement. Set in 1896 at Cambridge University—the first college in Britain to admit women. But things still aren’t equal. The men graduate with degrees and prospects, but the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a “blue stocking”—a derogatory term for an educated woman. Follow the men and women of Cambridge University as they shatter prevailing traditions. Conflicts abound as generations, social classes and genders clash. 

36th Annual Parkway Classic 10 Miler, 5K and Kid’s Dash
April 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.; Kid’s Dash begins at 10:30 a.m.
Admission: $78 for 10-Miler; $48 for 5k; $15 for Kid’s Dash
Old Town Alexandria; starting places vary

Alexandria’s hometown race, now in its 36th year, draws more than 8,000 runners and spectators throughout the D.C. Metro region and beyond. Voted a favorite and picturesque race by RunWashington Magazine, the Parkway Classic starts at the beautiful Mount Vernon estate and takes runners down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George's destinations, charming Old Town Alexandria. The event features two distances to choose from (10-Miler or 5K) as well as a Kid’s Dash with pre-race family-friendly activities. New this year, the 5K course route starts at Oronoco Bay Park and loops through beautiful Old Town Alexandria. Race participants will be treated to a post-race Finish Festival at Oronoco Bay Park with live music, a Port City Brewing Company pop-up beer garden and other activities to celebrate their accomplishment. This year, the race is pleased to have the Washington Nationals Racing President George Washington at the finish line cheering runners and celebrating at the Finish Festival. This year’s title sponsor is PNC Bank, N.A., while race charity partners include the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria, Rebuilding Together DC/Alexandria and Together We Bake. 

Spring Fashion Show with the Old Town Boutique District
April 30, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 online; $25 at the door
ALX Community, 201 N. Union St. Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join the Old Town Boutique District and its fashion boutiques for the first ever Spring Fashion Show at the new ALX Community. Kick off the evening with tacos and margaritas from Riverside Taco Company, then see what amazing collections the Old Town Boutique District shops strut down the runway. A portion of the proceeds benefit Dress for Success. For tickets, visit oldtownboutiquedistrict.com

Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour
May 2, 2020, from 12 to 6 p.m. (Sponsors and VIP ticket holders will have early access to the tour at 11 a.m.; registration occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Admission: $50 for regular admission; $80 for VIP admission 
Tour registration occurs at Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Pl., Alexandria, VA

The largest mid-century modern home and garden tour on the East Coast returns this spring. This self-guided walking tour will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture, landscaping and interior design throughout this unique neighborhood listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. New this year, “Cars and Coffee” will feature dozens of vintage and antique automobiles from the mid-century era, including the opportunity to chat with the owners and other classic car enthusiasts. “Morning Yoga” will feature an all-abilities class to help get the blood pumping before a day of touring the neighborhood. The tour will also welcome two internationally recognized artists, Caroline Ramersdorfer and John Van Alstine, who will be on hand to discuss their work.  All ticket holders are required to check in at registration to receive a wristband and program that includes a listing and map of all the homes and gardens open during the tour. The tour will take place rain or shine. 

37th Annual Washington Modernism Show
May 2 and 3, 2020; Saturday preview, 9 to 11 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 for advance purchase; $15 at the door; see event website for member and preview ticket information
George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA

At this 37th annual show and sale produced by the Art Deco Society of Washington, dozens of exhibitors will present furniture, barware, jewelry and more from major design movements of the 20th century including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Moderne, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Atomic. The Art Deco Society is pleased to present the show at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, a national historic landmark that includes some Art Deco touches in its interior design. Attendees are invited to make the 2020 show part of a car-free weekend in Old Town Alexandria. Two other mid-century modern attractions just outside Old Town—the Hollin Hills House + Garden tour and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house at Woodlawn—can easily be reached by taxi, Uber or Lyft. The Art Deco Society will offer special discounts to those who also tour Hollin Hills or the Pope-Leighey House. Tickets and details on hotels, restaurants, and other Old Town attractions are available at washingtonmodernism2020.com. Attendees can also purchase discounted tours of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, including the ninth-floor observation deck offering panoramic views of Alexandria, Washington, and National Harbor. 

Spring Pop-Up Market
May 3, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square at Mount Vernon Ave. and E Oxford Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Spring Pop-Up Market provides the chance to discover unique gifts made by local entrepreneurs and artisans. The market will occupy Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, the site of the weekly farmers’ market. For more information, visit visitdelray.com.

Del Ray Chalk Festival
May 9, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Along Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301

This unique event brings artists and local businesses together to enliven the neighborhood with vibrant colors as local artists create large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalks of Mount Vernon Avenue.

Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Market
May 9, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22301

Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Market is a one-day event that gives you the chance to purchase original handcrafted artwork from talented local artists. This market showcases artwork in a wide range of media, including ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, paper, glass and more. Shop for Mother’s Day, graduation, a teacher’s gift, birthdays, or just because! This is an outdoor, family-friendly, rain-or-shine event in Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery. 

Del Ray House and Garden Tour
May 9, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $30 from March 11-31; $35 from April 1 to May 8, 2020; $40 day-of
Throughout the Del Ray neighborhood, Alexandria, VA

A biennial project of the Del Ray Citizens Association, the Del Ray House & Garden Tour’s benefits the beautification of the neighborhood and public art. The 10 homes on this year’s tour feature a range of styles from historic to newly remodeled, including an original Sears cottage—one of the first homes built in Del Ray, a 1930 Montgomery Ward bungalow and a home that recently completed full scale renovations. One of the standout homes on the tour is a thoughtfully renovated American Foursquare with its own Instagram account that the owner describes as decorated in “quirky Craftsman.” This walkable, self-guided tour showcases the wide variety of homes in Del Ray, plus some outstanding gardens and landscaping. The tour reflects the diversity of homes in the neighborhood, as well as the work of several local architects and builders. For more information, visit delraycitizens.org or purchase advance tickets in person at the Del Ray Farmers Market. 

Free Mother’s Day Admission at Select Office of Historic Alexandria Sites
May 10, 2020; 1 to 4 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse Museum; 1 to 5 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314

For a special Mother’s Day treat, three of Alexandria’s premier historic sites welcome moms with free admission.

Mother’s Day Tea
May 10, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Admission: $45 for adults; $25 for children ages 6-12; children under 5 are free
Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Treat your mother, grandmother or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea. Relax in the beautiful setting of the Magnolia Terrace and enjoy personalized tableside service and scrumptious food catered by Calling Card Events for an unforgettable day. All participants including children under 5 must be registered. Online registration with the possibility of a refund ends on May 5, 2020.

Art on the Rocks
May 15, 2020, from 7 to 10 p.m. 
Admission: $45 for the early-bird price (must be 21+)
The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Art on the Rocks ticket holders will get to sample all of the delicious pairings and vote for their favorite drink during the event. A panel of experts will crown the winners of the most creative cocktail, appetizer and artwork pairing.

Find more spring events at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Spring.

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy. Learn more at VisitAlexandriaVA.com

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