Alexandria, VA

Perfectly located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. This beautiful town hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to the nation’s capital.

Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront, making it the perfect home base for your D.C. holiday.

Cherry Blossom Season in Alexandria

Savour cherry blossom-inspired flavours and experience unforgettable springtime events in historic Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, which normally happens between March and April every year. See the nation’s capital all pretty in pink as you start your adventure in walkable Old Town, filled with hundreds of independent restaurants and boutiques. Stroll through spring in Alexandria and enjoy the flowering trees, historic streets and cherry blossom-inspired tours, events and food and drink offerings. 

Dining in Alexandria

Known for its independent restaurants, many housed in historic buildings in walkable, picturesque Old Town, Alexandria’s culinary scene boasts a range of options, from locally-owned eateries to upscale and trendy. Relax riverside as you toast the weekend overlooking the Potomac. Travel the world without leaving home as you dine in restaurants with culinary influences from around the world or savour sweets and see why Forbes calls Alexandria the “Ice Cream Cone Capital of the United States.”

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