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Top Stunning Spring Instagram Spots in Alexandria


When the weather warms and the city welcomes sunny spring days, photograph signature spring scenes in Alexandria, VA, from charming pastel doors to cherry blossoms this side of the Potomac to enchanting river views. We’ve scouted our top spots below.

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Alexandria’s Own Cherry Blossoms

From delicate white Yoshinos to fluffy pink Kwanzans, cherry blossom trees abound in Alexandria, making for photogenic fixtures alongside historic red brick sidewalks and colorful rowhomes. The bright side of the blossoms drifting down to make way for greenery? A delicate petal shower on the sidewalk makes for an unexpected photo op—try the 100 block of Wolfe Street.

Spring-Themed Old Town Doorways

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Stroll through Old Town long enough, and you’re sure to stop in your tracks in front a picturesque pastel home or charming door. Come spring, you’ll find adorable adornments ranging from lemon wreaths to Easter egg décor and more. Start scouting at the 500 block of S. Lee Street, 200 block of N. St. Asaph St. or 400 block of S. Fairfax St.

Carlyle House Garden

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Find yourself spirited away to a secret garden as you explore the quiet oasis behind Carlyle House, a popular spot for engagement and wedding photos. From sprays of purple blooms to stone walls to a secluded gazebo, backdrops abound so you can hide out and snap away.

Lush Wisteria Blooms

Wander beneath the white, purple and pink-hued wisteria that emerges in the late spring and early summer around Alexandria. Find fragrant, sophisticated pink blooms simply begging for a photoshoot as they hang from the Tricorn Topiary Hat at King Street Gardens Park at the 1700 block of King Street and lavender blossoms overflowing atop a weathered brick wall on N. Royal St.


River Views Along the Waterfront


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Catch a cool breeze off the river along with glimpses of wildlife as you stroll the Old Town waterfront or the sprawling Mount Vernon Trail. Feel yourself exhale as you photograph fleeting cloud formations, bobbing sailboats, shoreside sunsets and more.

Christ Church Courtyard


Set outside centuries-old Christ Church, the courtyard and cemetery opens up into a sacred escape filled with magnolia trees, azaleas and more.

Tide Lock Park


Head to Tide Lock Park at 1 Canal Center Plaza in Old Town North, home to the “Promenade Classique,” a neoclassical sculpture by French artists Anne and Patrick Poirier. Amidst waterfalls and pools, discover marble eyes, a jaw fountain and an obelisk doubling as a miniature Washington Monument.

Weeping Cherry Trees



For a breathtaking background, look for pink weeping cherry trees with sweeping, blossom-filled branches. Scope out lower Duke Street on your search for the stunning beauties.

Find more spring inspiration in Alexandria here.

Header image credits, left to right: Igda Warner for Visit Alexandria; Instagram user @travelswithnano; Instagram user @shantell.lopezphoto

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