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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Old Town Alexandria is a great place to live, work or visit. It was founded in the early 1700's, so it's got an old historic district near the water... more »
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Alexandria, VA, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For large marble/granite buildings with roman columns, you can have fun in DC. But, if you want to walk down bricked streets with antique shops, and some other trendy window shopping, then come to Old Town. As a resident of this place for 7 years, I still love it. The food and drink on King St are good. It never... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Old Town Alexandria is very quaint and charming. It is great for friends, solo, couples, and business. I recommend the Torpedo Factory if you enjoy artwork and Landini Brothers for fabulous Italian food. There are plenty of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to choose from. Along the waterfront, there are street performers and options for boat tours along the Potomac. You... More

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Coronado, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great restaurants, bars, shopping and history line a very walkable little town lined with cobblestone streets. Most of the homes are from the 1800's and George Washington frequented the Starbucks (it used to be a pub) and the intersection of King and Union Streets. There is a great path that runs along the Potamac river for exercise or views of... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Old Town has plenty to offer for everyone in a small area. There's the old (a meal at Gatsby's Tavern, Christ Church, walking tours), and the new (Torpedo Factory artworks, many trendy shops); the touristy (boat tours, souvenir shops, waterfront), and the local (bike rental shop, Irish pubs with local clientele, water bowls for pets on every block). You can... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is so much to do in Old Town Alexandria whether you're on a date or out and about with kids. Unique restaurants and boutiques line Kings Street and there are historic buildings everywhere. The waterfront is great for feeding ducks, running through the grass, climbing and old anchor, or just watching the boats at the docks. Enjoy a quiet... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

OK to start off I've lived here since 1986 and choose this area over Washington DC or any other area in the Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis region. We picked the area because it has the feel of a small town. You can walk home at 3 in the morning and feel completely safe. You have everything you want in a short... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Old Town Alexandria is a great attraction for visitors and locals alike. A mixture of eateries, pubs, and shop...and history!! Something for everyone.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really nice place to hangout year-round. Shopping,ghosts,restuarants, art, souvenirs, and entertainment. 15 yrs and every visit is memorable.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have lived near Old Town for forty years. We go there often to eat at the local restaurants, visit the wide variety of shops, and stop by the farmers' market (said to be the oldest continuously operated in the country) on Saturday mornings. The area is pedestrian, bicycle, and kid friendly. There is excellent signage for... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A quaint and sophisticated gem is Old Town Alexandria. If you're visiting the DC metro are you must take time at this locale. King Street is the heart of the area, but get off the beaten track and experience what the locals find most charming. The parks are beautiful and well loved. You can go from the metro station to... More

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