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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
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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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Oakland, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Try Pizzeria Paradiso on King Street. Lots of shopping and dining on this street. Great place to walk around with family during the day or evening.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We created our own pup crawl but due to the number of pups had to limit ourselves to one per block.....or even crawling would have been very difficult. We also participated in one of the "haunted" walks. It was a bit hokey but fun and informative nonetheless. It was a friendly and fun evening.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I love Old Town in Alexandria! It's such a charming place with little shops and boutiques and great restaurants! Beautiful place to take a stroll. Historic place you must visit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As a local, I still enjoy spending a lazy afternoon in Old Town, especially if the weather is nice. Cute shops, nice restaurants, a nice park on the Potomac River and the Torpedo Factory, with wonderful artists studios. If you're in DC for a few days and want to get off the beaten path, Old Town is the place to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Old Town has everything. Waterfront with boat tours, shops, great restaurants, history. Walk the old brick sidewalks, sit in the park and watch volleyball games, boats and kids playing. I love going there for lunch or for the day.

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Istanbul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Old town is a great destination. I live here now, but before I lived in the DC area I came to visit. It has so many great things to do: historic places, non-chain restaurants, boutiques, and a marina waterfront with water taxis to Georgetown. Tourist or local, it really is a great place to visit or live.

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Alexandria, VA, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

For large marble/granite buildings with roman columns, you can have fun in DC. But, if you want to walk down bricked streets with antique shops, and some other trendy window shopping, then come to Old Town. As a resident of this place for 7 years, I still love it. The food and drink on King St are good. It never... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Old Town Alexandria is very quaint and charming. It is great for friends, solo, couples, and business. I recommend the Torpedo Factory if you enjoy artwork and Landini Brothers for fabulous Italian food. There are plenty of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants to choose from. Along the waterfront, there are street performers and options for boat tours along the Potomac. You... More

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Coronado, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great restaurants, bars, shopping and history line a very walkable little town lined with cobblestone streets. Most of the homes are from the 1800's and George Washington frequented the Starbucks (it used to be a pub) and the intersection of King and Union Streets. There is a great path that runs along the Potamac river for exercise or views of... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Old Town has plenty to offer for everyone in a small area. There's the old (a meal at Gatsby's Tavern, Christ Church, walking tours), and the new (Torpedo Factory artworks, many trendy shops); the touristy (boat tours, souvenir shops, waterfront), and the local (bike rental shop, Irish pubs with local clientele, water bowls for pets on every block). You can... More

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