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Spring in Alexandria

With delicate cherry blossom trees, scenic self-guided saunters and a new public art installation at the waterfront, spring in Alexandria, VA is full of outdoor enchantment. Just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River, the city is primed with springtime happenings, new al fresco dining spots and seasonal shopping to curate your spring wardrobe. Check out what’s new at the waterfront and beyond in 2021, and keep reading to discover cherry blossom experiences, architectural gems and more.

Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces and outdoors whenever 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Learn more about Alexandria's commitment to health and safety and see what's open here.

Top Things to Do This Spring Mask up and be enchanted by fluffy cherry blossoms and themed treats and wander the waterfront for new dining, art and history experiences. Savor Spring ›
Cherry Blossom Season Discover how to enjoy the cherry blossoms from Alexandria. Start Planning ›
10 Stunning Spring Instagram Spots Fill your feed with spring blooms, secret gardens and colorful murals on the ultimate spring Instagram adventure. Learn More ›
Things to Do in Old Town From visiting historic sites to seeing art in action at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, discover the top things to do in Alexandria. Learn More ›
What's New in 2021 New riverside dining, Black history and culture tours, trendy Old Town North eats and more. Read On ›
New Restaurants in 2021 From new waterfront dining to multi-national cuisines from across Asia, Alexandria’s restaurant scene continues to boom in 2021. Dig In ›
What's Open in Alexandria From outdoor dining to attractions, see what you can explore. Learn More ›
Vote for Alexandria as a Top Small City Alexandria is once again nominated as a Top Small City in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting is open through May 31, 2021.… Vote Now ›
Great Walks in Alexandria Get inspired with our curated walks, from an architecture-themed excursion to a waterside stroll to a Del Ray mural tour and more. Start Strolling ›
Discover Alexandria's Architecture Alexandria is an architecture lover’s dream destination with structures spanning several centuries and styles. Sight-See ›