Cherry Blossom Getaway in Alexandria

Make 2020 the Year You Finally See the D.C. Region in Full Bloom

Have you been dreaming of a spring getaway? With Washington, D.C. named The New York Times’ #1 pick for its 52 Places to Go in 2020 and Alexandria named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, there has never been a better time to plan a blossom-filled vacation and experience two of the hottest travel destinations in one trip.

Located on Potomac River within eyesight of D.C., Alexandria is connected to the nation’s capital via high-speed water taxi, Metrorail and bikeshare. 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, events and menu offerings.

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 D.C. region this spring. See the cherry blossoms in D.C., visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon 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 throughout April.

Peak Bloom Watch See when the National Park Service predicts cherry blossoms in D.C. will be in full bloom. Learn More ›
Where to Stay Choose from boutique hotels steps from King Street to national brands you love near the metro. Discover Hotels ›
Alexandria & D.C. Itineraries Plan the perfect weekend getaway to Old Town and get ideas for exploring D.C. with your family. Start Planning ›
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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