• Kristen Jones

6 Ways to Experience Cherry Blossom Season in Alexandria

Carol Jean Stalun Photography

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love Cherry Blossom season here in Alexandria. There is nothing more symbolic! Check out these wonderful ways to celebrate the coming of spring around town.

1. Water Taxi to the Wharf to See Cherry Blossoms from the Water

Cruise from Old Town Alexandria to Washington, D.C., to enjoy the famous cherry blossoms from the water. Potomac Riverboat by Hornblower offers a 25-minute direct water taxi from Old Town to The Wharf development in D.C. From the dock at The Wharf, it is a 10-minute walk to the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.

2. Cherry Blossom Rides with Pedego Electric Bikes Alexandria

Pedego Electric Bikes will offer two to three-hour guided tours from Old Town to the cherry blossoms, including riding through East Potomac Park. Pedego bikes offer an up-close-and-personal view of the blossoms, without the exertion of regular bikes or the stress of traffic and parking.

3. Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tour with Discover Alexandria

Discover Alexandria’s Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tour will occur twice during the weekend of peak bloom. The 75-minute tour offers the best of both worlds, combining local history with great cherry blossom sightseeing.

4. Cherry Blossom Exhibition at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Art lovers are encouraged to stop by the Torpedo Factory Art Center throughout April to view floral art displayed on all three floors. Participating artists will display their most colorful spring and cherry-blossom-inspired works in their studios from Wednesday, March 31, until Sunday, May 2.

5. Cherry-Themed Specials from Café 44

Throughout the spring, enjoy cherry blossom-inspired offerings from Café 44, from a cherry, jalapeño and prosciutto flatbread to a refreshing cherry mojito and more.

6. Cherry Blossom Gelato at Dolci Gelati

Dolci Gelati will bring back its popular Cherry Blossom gelato for the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year, offering a light, floral flavor that’s perfect for springtime.

Learn more about cherry blossom experiences in Alexandria at Visit Alexandria.

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