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Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of...
Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Old Town Had it all. Really!

We love love love Old Town Alexandria. It's great solo, with friends, family co-workers, days, nights, weekends and holidays. It's just perfect. King Street is the main drag... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love love love Old Town Alexandria. It's great solo, with friends, family co-workers, days, nights, weekends and holidays. It's just perfect. King Street is the main drag running from the metro to the water in Zold Zyown (yes it goes further but this is about the Old Town part). Trolley. The FREE trolley runs up and down King allowing... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good experience, as a tourist, the boat ride was very good, the scenery is beautiful, food was ok. The staff was very friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed the day, and I would do it again.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of restaurants and shops - parking can be a hassle - take free trolley if you can. Lively at night.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you metro it is quite the haul down to the waterfront and town square (the stars of the area). If you drive: good luck finding a spot on the crowded narrow streets. That said, I love Old Town. It is quaint, steeped in history, offers a great scene, lots of restaurants, bars, shopping, and services.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a good day at Old Town Alexandria. We took the metro there and then got a free bus down to the Waterfront.A delightful small town , steeped in history and many delightful individual shops and cafes. If you are visiting Washington its a must ! We isted Arlington on the way home .

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River Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved walking around Old Town. Up and down King Street and surrounding streets. Found a great place to purchase Pate (which I love). Made right in the shop.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship called the Hermione, is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years, was docked in Old Town for 2 days during her trip up the eastern seaboard.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We walked down King St. Nice shops. Great sales. Even saw the public witnessing cart at the water. Those people are everywhere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our Meetup group, “Washington DC History & Culture” visited the Old Town Alexandria Farmers’ Market for a tour and tasting and we all had a great time. There is a wide variety of vendors and that are all friendly. Lots of delicious food in a historic setting. Also, plenty of parking. We’ll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't live anywhere else! What the tourists don't know is that Old Town is more than the wonderful shops and restaurants along King Street. "Old Town" consists of the communities of Del Ray, Rosemont, Potomac West, Carlyle. Each has its special flavor and attractions. All have friendly people!

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Address: Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria

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