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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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Water taxi to Georgetown...Excellent value.

Searched the internet and called one company but they were not operating over summer, could not fathom the website of the other company but turned up at the pier on the off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Searched the internet and called one company but they were not operating over summer, could not fathom the website of the other company but turned up at the pier on the off chance....and took a trip to Georgetown for $28 return... What a treat! Well narrated, water views of monuments, bridges and buildings, not crowded, brilliant weather, enough time in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here. We were staying in Alexandria in order to visit DC, but I wouldn't mind going back just to spend a couple days in Alexandria. There is a free trolley that goes up and down King Street pointing out historical sites at each stop. Lots of cool shops and restaurants too.

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Euclid, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Easy walk down a lovely old street with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. We'll be back to cover more of the street next time.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The free King St trolley took us to many great eateries and shops in Old Town - a great conclusion to a day of sightseeing in DC!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Plenty of restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Close to everything....and maintains that historic feel. When I travel to DC...this is where I stay. Murphy's is a favorite stop.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We loved The Hard Times Cafe! Cheap, fun eats on King St. Chili, burgers, beer! We ate here twice and left happy.

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Shippensburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Old town has so much history and such friendly people!!! Always enjoy just walking around and seeing all the shops and old houses. It's very easy to get to and very well worth it!

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Buda, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking around and seeing the old buildings on around King Street. A lot of the restaurants were fairly pricey but we found a few favorites.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Old Town is full of cute shops and restaurants. It's a nice walk down King Street to the waterfront or if you're tired of walking, catch a free trolley. This area is fun for all ages.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Old town was super charming and there were tons of excellent and unique shops and restaurants. There was even a free trolley system that ran up and down the street making it very easy to get around as well as plenty of parking if you wanted to have your car with you. I really enjoyed the area.

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

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