The Washington, D.C. metro area provides a diversity of things to do from historic old towns to world class museums. We know the NNSC isn’t providing enough content for all attendees on Monday, March 27th so we wanted to provide you with some options for self-led field trips and information about the area.

Visit Alexandria

  1. King Street Trolley Map
  2. Metrorail Map
  3. Official Visitors Map
  4. Old Town Parking Map
  5. Old Town Restaurants
  6. Old Town Shopping
  7. Regional Overview Map

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

U.S. Botanic Garden: Open year round, free admission.

Smithsonian Museums: Choose from 21 museums!

Cherry Blossom Watch 2023: Check here for the latest information and forecasts on when D.C.’s cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom.

Gardens of Washington, D.C.: Check out these great garden sites in the area!

Getting Around

Metro: The Westin Alexandria Old Town is a 10 minute walk to the King Street Metro Station. From there, you have access to the D.C. metro area. Visit their website for more information and a trip planning tool.

Ride sharing: Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft can be utilized with the corresponding app. Expect to spend $15-$20 for the 15 minute ride to the National Mall area.

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Cherry Blossom Watch 2023.