Spring in Alexandria

As the cherry blossoms bloom, seasonal activities abound in Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River and connected via water taxi, Metrorail, bikeshare and more. Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria is the perfect setting for a springtime getaway.

Stay in Alexandria as you take part in seasonal events and celebrate one of the D.C. region's most beloved traditions, the National Cherry Blossom Festival. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Keep reading to discover Alexandria’s colorful palette of springtime activities, cherry blossom experiences, hotel packages and more.  

Top 12 Reasons to Visit This Spring Dive into the countless cherry blossom festivities, new tour offerings, wellness activities and more. Learn More ›
How to See the Cherry Blossoms It’s easy to see the nation’s capital all pretty in pink from historic Alexandria. See the blossoms ›
8 Ways to Enjoy Spring Arts Events Known by locals and visitors for its vibrant art scene, Alexandria is home to some extraordinary arts events. Learn More ›
Top 18 Things to Do in Old Town From strolling the King Street mile, one of the “Great Streets” of America, to experiencing history where it happened, see what awaits in Old Town. Learn More ›
Spring Tours By boat, bike or foot, explore Alexandria's history, restaurants and waterfront through one of many unique tours. Learn More ›
Spring Events Get a front row seat at one of Alexandria's premier venues for live entertainment, art shows and annual festivals. Learn More ›
Discover Deals & Happenings Save money with specials from Alexandria hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions. Learn More ›
Spring Hotel Packages Find the best deals on accommodations ranging from boutique hotels to popular chain-brands. Browse Packages ›

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Take a Virtual Tour Experience an immersive view of Alexandria through Visit Alexandria 360, which can be enjoyed on a phone, tablet, computer or a VR headset using the… Learn More ›
Key to the City Museum pass includes 9 historic sites plus a 40% discount at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Start Exploring ›
Romantic Getaway Named the “#3 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” by Amazon.com, get ideas for date night or a weekend escape. Learn More ›
Shopping From independent galleries to stylish boutiques and from vintage shops to national retailers, we’ve got a shop for every interest. Learn more ›
Waterfront Parks Enjoy Alexandria’s more than 900 acres of dedicated open public spaces, from marinas to waterfront parks. Learn More ›
Wellness and Renewal Alexandria has countless opportunities to relax, sightsee and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. Learn More ›