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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Gahanna, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Be sure to visit the waterfront. Old stores and restaurants. If you're a walker, it's not far from the Metro.

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Elkton, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great shops and eateries. Spent a day and a half walking up and down King Street. Easy access to water taxi, we did not partake. Went with friends for the weekend.

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Alexandria, VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is really the center of Alexandria! When visiting any city, you want to find the heart of the city and take a stroll. It would be no different visiting Alexandria and Old Town! There are wonderful boutiques, great restaurants, hidden gardens and walking streets, the river front, and great places for the family. We love the ice cream places,... More

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Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I walked along King Street in Alexandria's Old Town this past week. Though it was a pleasant visit it seemed like most touristy, quaint areas in most towns except that it was a little more pricey.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Gorgeous old homes. Funky shops. Cobblestones. A wharf on the river. This is just a beautifully maintained colonial area that has moved gracefully into the modern era.

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Chino, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved walking the streets to observe the architecture. The Potomac was beautiful. There was a Trader Joe's close to our hotel, which was very convenient.

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are visiting Dc and by good luck happen to be in Alexandria make sure you visit Old Town - AKA King Street, You can get the free trolly outside the subway station and hop/off as often as you like. Don't eat before you go as you will be tempted - guaranteed.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I recently spent a day strolling along King Street in Old Town Alexandria. On Saturday we were surprised to find a farmers market open until noon. The variety of fruits and vegetables was amazing and we strolled through sampling many items. Next we stopped by the visitors center to inquire on historic sites. There was a walking tour of the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Every time, I visit the DC area I need to at least stop for a few hours in King Street, Old Town. Is a lovely neighborhood with cobblestone sidewalks, cute boutiques, wide variety of shops and some great international cuisine restaurants for dinning. What I liked the most is that buildings preserve the George Washington era, lots of historic buildings.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The historic section of Alexandria is like a village. The houses are close together and so are the businesses. Through the years efforts have been made to keep the historic nature of the town intact. Of course, there are modern sections, but they are kept to a minimum.

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