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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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Quaint and lovely.

Did even know about this place just booked the hotel in this area as it was quite a bit cheaper the Washington. We spent a fair bit of time here and loved the environment and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Did even know about this place just booked the hotel in this area as it was quite a bit cheaper the Washington. We spent a fair bit of time here and loved the environment and energy of the place. Would stay here again.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Walking down King , In the middle of spring . Summer dresses and sly glances in a historic city. Arts and food with a martini met a girl at Landinis sporting a thong bikini.

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Southern England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Historic centre which is easy to walk around and has free trolley bus between the old town and the metro.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stroll King Street and all its shops. Greet restaurants and boutiques. My favorites is Landini's, the Wharf and The Wharehouse!

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Oak Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

avoid rush hour; you can drive but hard to park; great Metro into/out of D.C. from Alexandria; good upscale hotels

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Syracuse, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I just loved to drive then walk down the street in the recreated "colonial" atmosphere. There are lots of upscale bars, restaurants and stores. It's a great complement to the whole Washington experience.

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Washington, D.C.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Skip Georgetown and go straight to Old Town Alexandria. Far more navigable, easier to park, more open space, and a better payoff in terms of arts, good food and great drinks. Hit the Torpedo Factory, have a drink overlooking the river at Virtue Feed & Grain, have a romantic cocktail in the lounge at Restaurant Eve, and finish up the... More 

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Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've lived in this area for almost 10 years and still enjoy walking through Old Town. It has historical charm but is not stifled by it. That is there are plenty of interesting restaurants and stores (including the occasional chain franchise if you need that sort of thing). One strategy is to walk from the King Street metro station all... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great location for walking close to the river. A lot of retailers with items that are beach themed. A lot of eateryies

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Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Lovely and unique shops and restaurants up and down this main street very easy to drive to ample parking

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