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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Old Town Alexandria is a great place to live, work or visit. It was founded in the early 1700's, so it's got an old historic district near the water... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The free trolley from king street metro station makes it really easy to explore. You can hop on and off as many times as you like and it goes all the way down to the waterfront.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Old Alexandria is quaint and lined with cobblestone walk ways. Many stores and restaurants line King Street. take the King Street Trolley to go up and down the street. It starts by the metro station next to the Hilton and goes to the River. It gets very busy and hard to get a seat if you catch it in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The large variety of eateries along King St. stretching all the way down to the waterfront. The waterfront is festive and colorful and the artist space at the Torpedo Factory is a must see.

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Urubamba
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Main street Old Town and the riverfront are delightful in spring, summer and fall. Make sure you visit the Torpedo factory. You can take a boat from here to Georgetown, and get a history lesson on the way.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the charm of Old Town - Visited the Torpedo Art Museum and took the Water Ferry to the national harbor. The shops, restaurants and atmosphere was wonderful. Will definitely plan on going there again.

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Cobble stone streets and shopping galore! Make sure to get off the main roads to check out the houses in the area. Some of the restaurants are over priced and the food is not that great! It is hard to find parking. There are garages but you will pay!

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed the amazing view, the variety of restaurants and shops, and the many historical sites situated in the area. We'd definitely visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Make sure you eat here and enjoy the waterfront views. Amazing menu and the food cannot get any better!

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Ijamsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great shops, restaurants, bars, people watching, strolling, waterfront, historical. The ferry to the National Harbor was delightful!

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in Alexandria before and really enjoyed it. The Torpedo Art building was very interesting. Visited the little museum in that building. Old Town is eclectic in the shopping that it offers.We went to a tobacco store, which you don't see in too many areas. The free trolley is also fun. I just find it interesting to see all... More

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