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Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
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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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Rich in History

We had so much fun exploring King Street and the adjacent area. There is a plethora of shopping and history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had so much fun exploring King Street and the adjacent area. There is a plethora of shopping and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are plenty of store and restaurants within a small area. Sidewalks and crossing lights make it easy to navigate. Just watch out for dog poo. Lot's of dog owners in the area.

Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Alexandria last September and really enjoyed it. Old Town offers great historical architecture as well as lots of boutique shops and bars.

1 Thank Amanda S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to browse to shop, eat, drink and just have a lovely afternoon.We ate ate 2 upscale French restaurants.

1 Thank Carole M W
Washington DC
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533 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That applies to shopping and restaurants. There are some real gems further inland if you're up for a walk. After you save some money, the waterfront is clearly the best place to enjoy Old Town.

1 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved Old Town. Whilst in DC we decided to have a bit of a detour the following day before heading back to the airport to fly to florida. So glad we did. Just love the atmosphere here. So many great shops. Whilst here they were having a dress-up day for dogs for Halloween. There was a trail to... More 

1 Thank moglentours
Massillon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Old Town for pizza but also enjoyed the shops and furniture store around town. Lots of variety and interesting places to see. Some places were closed by the time we ate a later dinner.

1 Thank Bren44646
Seoul, South Korea
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old town is a bice place to take in some shopping and food. Horrible place to drive and either hard or expensive to park. Take the metro to king street and walk to Old Town or jump the trolley. Summer or when it's warm is better time to visit.

1 Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived here for about 40 years, but I never tire of visiting old town - restaurants, the Torpedo Factory (an art palace manned by professional artists), walking along the waterfront park, taking in a play at MetroStage. There's also lots of history, given that it's been home to Europeans since 1700 (including George Washington). And now, with the PBS... More 

1 Thank irwin s
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Town Alexandria is primarily defined by King Street from the Potomac River to the Metro Station. There are shopping opportunities, personal services (spa, manicure, hair styling, etc), restaurants of all type all set in a colonial architecture (mostly) and historic district. The waterfront is a good place to start or end your visit. Besides the views and boat tours... More 

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