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Address: , Alexandria, VA 22314
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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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You really only need a few hours for Old Town Alexandria. Do a self guided tour from one of the popular vacation books and stop in the visitor's center. There's a few cute shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You really only need a few hours for Old Town Alexandria. Do a self guided tour from one of the popular vacation books and stop in the visitor's center. There's a few cute shops and lots of places to eat. It's a hop and a skip from DC and worth the day trip but not more than that.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I loved the old charm, vintage boutiques,restaurants art gallery etc.- Still getting used to sales taxes when traveling 7% I think in VA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Washington DC can be overwhelming in its scale and Alexandria is a good place to escape back into a feel of small town America. There are enough interesting shops, coffee bars, restaurants, waterfront walks and historic sites to occupy a visit of several days or more, and it's a great base to stay when visiting the area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I adore Old Town. I've lived here for 20 years and seen such an amazing growth. Really cute boutiques, great restaurants, gorgeous houses, cobblestone streets. Stroll by the Waterfront and grab an ice cream cone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love Old Town! From the cobblestone streets, historical buildings,taverns, inns and fabulous food, Old Town is a gem. Spend a few days and really immerse yourself in the ambience of this area. The waterfront is lovely too. Consider taking a boat ride to Georgetown, national harbor or mount Vernon.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an easy and fun Daytrip from Washington DC. I took my first subway ride and it was fast and easy. Good though pricey antiques. A very pretty area.

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Stafford, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area for those that love the wharf and great restaurants and pubs with an old town feel. Kid friendly too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you head to King Street and walk down to the water.(The town gets older the closer you are to water). One block south of the intersection King and Union Street is Captains Row where one of the original cobblestone streets still exists. There are water taxis on the waterfront which can take you to Georgetown or to National... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice place to walk and explore the many shops and eateries. Lot's of unique food and shopping choices and handy to the metro rail station. Hotels nearby as well if you decide to make it a weekend overnight stay.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Northern VA this is a must see stop. The easy to get around historic district is fulled with unique shops and excellent restaurants. You can easily spend an afternoon or a full weekend exploring. The area is accessible from DC via Metro but it is a long walk to the Old Town area. I recommend a... More 

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