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Old Town

Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
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$28*
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Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Old town is a very charming and beautiful place that's filled with history. Lots of really great authentic restaurants and shops along king street. I wanted to stay in DC but im glad I stayed here because it wasn't crowded with people and you never get bored of walking around Alexandria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old Town is absolutely one of my favorite places in the DC area. It has interesting shops of all kinds, historic sites, street performers, and free events. I could spend all afternoon at the Torpedo factory looking at the galleries or watching the artists work. The best part is the food! Tons of variety - from affordable hole in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I live in Old Town for part of the year. It is a fabulous place for residents as well as tourists. Great restaurants, and tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We lived within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria and it is still one our favorite.p destinations. The restaurants a wonderful and there is. An interesting variety of choices. It is a lovely neighborhood with a beautiful waterfront, great shopping and it is just funto walk around. Now there is the added attraction of a water attraction to National Harbor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of early American history from places famous people lived to Gadsby's tavern which hosted some early presidential inauguration parties. Early trading port along the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

...so I might be a bit bias. Old Town Alexandria has something to offer for everyone. Lots of green space, very walkable, terrific restaurants (I recommend King Street Blues if you have kids), a number of historic sites and its very safe thanks to our great Police Department. Do come! We are the "Fun Side of the Potomac!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old town Alexanria has 40,000 that are at least 100 years old. There is Christ Church where General Robert E. Lee and General George Washington attended. The Riverboat Nina's Dandy and its sister ship the Dandy, fully enclosed provides spectacular views of Wahsington, D.C. Once the dinnerware is removed there is a dance floor with a grand piano for your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Smelly, dirty, dead fish, litter,and policemen who flash underwear when bending over. Old Town is overpriced and waaaay past its prime. As you traverse its dingy neighborhoods, hold onto your wallet/purse. In the throes of your "romance" you could get rolled. Never have seen a cop in tourist town, especially since the boys moved to a road that parallels I-395--not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great, place for food and fun. Easy to get a round. Recommend a ghost tour, a great way to learn some history while walking off a great dinner for the plethora of outstanding restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old Town is a quaint city south of DC. Travelers can metro to the King St Metro and either walk down King St to the Potomac River or hop on the trolley. Shops and restaurants line the walkways and white lights on the trees cast a glow at night. Historic churches and taverns are off the main artery down. If... More 

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