Old Town Alexandria offers an ideal home base for many fans of the beautiful pink flowers during Cherry Blossom Season. Or they can zip to see the blooms in Washington on high-speed water taxis, electric bike tours and Metrorail trains.
Image below: A streetside view of blossoms in Old Town by M. Enriquez
Water taxi service, which offers routes connecting Old Town Alexandria, The Wharf in Southwest DC, Georgetown, and National Harbor, is in operation thru December 31. The Alexandria City Council decided in February to allow the Potomac Riverboat Company to begin operating its water taxi commuter service a half-hour earlier at 6 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m.