Spring is one of the most picturesque times to visit Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront. This historic city buzzes with renewed energy each spring as hues of pink wash over 18th- and 19th- century architecture and cobblestone streets, signaling cherry blossom season and longer, warmer days. Visitors will find endless ways to explore the wonders of springtime and awaken the senses in Alexandria, whether it’s taking a boat cruise on the Potomac River or jogging alongside it on the award-winning Mount Vernon Trail. You can find new shops and restaurants, attend “spirited” seasonal events, catch spring arts performances, or hop on an historic tour. With so many happenings it can be hard to choose, so we’ve got you covered with our top 10 reasons to visit Alexandria this spring.
Visit Old Town Alexandria and you find cobblestone streets, independent shops–and all the perks of a much larger city. It’s easy to get here and easy to get around: with a Metro stop and Amtrak station, the free King Street Trolley, Capital Bikeshare stations, and a water taxi to the National Mall, all roads (and rails, and rivers, and bikes and buses) lead to Alexandria.
Picture-perfect, postcard-worthy – no matter what you call it, Alexandria is one photogenic city! That’s why back in October we challenged you via social media to capture extraordinary moments in Alexandria and tag the photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ExtraordinaryALX for the chance to be featured on Extra Alex. Continue reading