Cherry Blossom Season in Alexandria

Peak bloom is coming March 21-24, 2020, according to the National Park Service. Whether you want to take an spring Instagram walk outdoors in Alexandria or venture into the nation's capital to see the blossoms, there are plenty of ways to enjoy cherry blossom season in Alexandria. Alexandria is connected to D.C. via bikeshare and bike tours, high-speed water taxi and Metrorail. Stay in a walkable, historic and Instagrammable setting and enjoy hotel rates that are 30 percent more affordable than D.C. Book a cherry blossom-themed hotel package and start planning a spring getaway filled with cherry blossom-themed tours, menu offerings and happenings.

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

Money Magazine’s #1 Pick Discover Alexandria, a “charming, inexpensive outpost for travelers to the D.C.-area.” Learn More ›

A Historic, Walkable Home Base

A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is so close to D.C. that it used to be in it. Old Town hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Make Alexandria your home base for exploring the region this spring. See the cherry blossoms in D.C. and explore the region, then return to Alexandria to dine and unwind in a walkable, historic setting.

Bike, Boat or Metro to D.C.

Alexandria is the perfect launchpad for taking in the 3,750 cherry blossom trees that line the Tidal Basin, National Mall and Potomac River. Skip the traffic on the roads and head into D.C. by bike, high-speed water taxi or metro. Plus, Alexandria is lined with cherry blossoms and flowering trees. Enjoy seasonal fun like guided electric bike tours, a cherry blossom food crawl, river cruises and special events.

Peak Bloom Predication D.C.’s cherry blossoms will be at peak bloom March 21-24, 2020, according to the National Park Service. Learn More ›
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Happening March 20-April 12, 2020, celebrate one of the D.C. region's most beloved traditions. Learn More ›
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