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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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POPS ice cream and the restaurant a few doors down toward the water that has a fish type sounding name was excellent!!!! Sorry, I can't remember the name of it

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

POPS ice cream and the restaurant a few doors down toward the water that has a fish type sounding name was excellent!!!! Sorry, I can't remember the name of it

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Old Town offers an enormous number of shops, bars and restaurants; however, if you're interested in history, it's spotty. Some of the historic sights are not open to the public and you have to pass dozens of retail establishments to find them. If you like to shop, eat and entertain in the DC area, this is a great option.

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Germantown, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If the weather is good, walking around is great. A tip for the ladies - since there is cobble stone, I've been told that wearing high heels is not choosing wisely.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Old Town Alexandria is wonderful! Take a walk down King Street and enjoy the wonderful shops and restaurants, The town is very much alive with lots to see and do. There is a free trolley that will take visitors un and down King Street.

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not my kind if place. If you want to shop or eat, then this is the place for you. Great bakeries. My total stay was 90 minutes...I was not there to shop or dine.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We booked a King Street hotel in the heart of Old Town for our trip to the Washington DC area. There is lots of history and historical homes, many shops and restaurants, museums and art galleries and a nice riverfront area on the Potomac. A free hop on hop off trolley will take you from the riverfront up King Street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had so much fun in Old Town! I could have spent days there alone. Great shops and places to eat. Love it! Will be back again for sure.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

King Street is a fun walking street with tons of dining establishment and a nice conclusion along the Potomac

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

With so many great restaurants and shops, Old Town Alexandria is a great destination. I especially like Brabo and Virtue Feed & Grain.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wish that we had had more time to enjoy this area. It is beautiful and the free trolley is so helpful for getting around. The trolley drivers are very helpful and knowledgeable when asked about the area. Pick up the visitors guide. It has some great BOGO coupons in it!

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