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Spring in Alexandria

As the cherry blossoms bloom (peak is expected March 21-24, 2020), seasonal fun abounds in Alexandria, Virginia, located within eyesight of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River and connected via bike, water taxi and Metrorail. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, 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 fun, cherry blossom experiences, hotel packages and more.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, various attractions and historic sites have adjusted their hours or temporarily closed. Many events have also been postponed or canceled. Before you visit, please check their individual websites to learn more. For more information, read our FAQs

10 Stunning Spring Instagram Spots Fill your feed with spring blooms, secret gardens and colorful murals on the ultimate spring Instagram adventure. Learn More ›
Ultimate Guide to Spring Be enchanted by the cherry blossoms, embark on a dream home tour, experience a new public art installation and more. Learn More ›
Cherry Blossom Season Peak bloom is coming March 21-24, 2020. Discover how to enjoy the cherry blossoms from Alexandria. Start Planning ›
Spring Events Get a front row seat at one of Alexandria's premier venues for live entertainment, art shows and annual festivals. 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 Hotel Packages Find the best deals on accommodations ranging from boutique hotels to popular chain-brands. Browse Packages ›
Top 18 Things to Do 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 ›
D.C. Family Vacation Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. Old Town Alexandria is the perfect home base for families. Learn More ›
Old Town Itinerary Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, follow this itinerary for a perfect getaway. Learn More ›

More in Alexandria

Take a Virtual Tour From relaxing at the waterfront to strolling Captain’s Row, see Alexandria’s top attractions through our 360 experience. Learn More ›
Key to the City Purchase an Attractions Pass for access to 9 historic sites plus 40% off at George Washington's Mount Vernon and more. Start Exploring ›
Romantic Getaway Named the “#3 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” by, get ideas for date night or a weekend escape. Learn More ›
Alexandria Restaurants Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria offer unforgettable meals in a beautifully historic and walkable setting. 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 ›
Parking in Alexandria Take advantage of street parking, lots and garages throughout Old Town. Plus, many garages are just $5 on evenings and weekends. Learn More ›