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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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Relaxing and Fun

This is such a relaxing, fun place to walk around and shop! Alexandria is such a fun relaxing place to be. Great history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sabrina M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is such a relaxing, fun place to walk around and shop! Alexandria is such a fun relaxing place to be. Great history!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Quaint little town. Loved it. A nice variety of stores and restaurants. Loved the Apothecary museum and Torpedo Factory Art center. The aroma from all the different restaurants really made you want to try them all.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of character, fun to walk around, lots of good places to eat, even good consignment shops, hit the waterfront too, the town should do more on the waterfront but did enjoy hanging out in old town

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Take a ghost tour, or enjoy fine dining. There's a lot to do here and it makes a great date area. There's also a hidden speakeasy but shhhh... you didn't hear that from me.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I love this area so much. Tons of great stores, restaurants and bars. I suggest walking all the way down King Street to the Potomac. There are many different aspects to the area and I love them all.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The architecture of the old buildings, walking along King Street, a variety of restaurants were all good. The prices do tend to be high, but prices are high in much of the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Old town is a great mix of old and new with something for all ages and incomes. Nice shops mixed with major chain retailers, like Bannana Republic, make a day of walking and shopping very enjoyable. There is a great range of restaurants and pubs for your dinning pleasure.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Steeped in history and full of character, this is by far my favourite neighbourhood in the DC area. Come here just to walk the gorgeous streets, see the architecture, grab a chai tea at Teaism, lunch at Union Street pub, and hang out at a park near the river.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The shops and The Fish Market were well worth the walk. Lots of choices in the shops. The Fish Market had excellent food and amazing service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very well suited for parking your car and walking around. You have parks, the river, stores, great restaurants, historic landmarks and it is very safe. There is tons to do and it makes for a fun day or evening. Enjoy yourself.

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