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Old Town

Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A charming collection of little shops, good restaurants, historic attractions, and, of course, the Torpedo Factory art center. There are usually some good street musicians on weekends in the summer, too. And you never know what delights you'll find on New Year's Eve, during first Night Alexandria. And you can actually park nearby!

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miami
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Near the water, quaint shops and restaurants, nice ambiance, lovely older homes. Parking is a challenge, use a lot.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good restaurants, quaint streets, lots of lovely old houses, many from colonial times. Lovely to walk around, even in cold weather.

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West Grove
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There is a free trolley up and down King St. The area is great fun to explore and the restaraunts are great. A great variety of flavors.

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I took the water taxi from National Harbor to Old Town. I was not disappointed. The people were smiling, taking pictures, shopping. I visited the Art center first. Great displays. Artist were creating and took time to answer my questions. Delicious smelling food was everywhere. Lots of outdoor seating for food. And a awesome shoe shop on the corner. Free... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Cobbled sidewalks lined streets for window shopping and dining with water front access for boats or to take the water taxi into Georgetown, DC or National Harbor but then again, unless you are on day 2 or 3, why bother leaving.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lots of great restaurants and interesting shops. Can easily walk to everything. The free Trolley came in handy on a frosty evening.

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went on the city's website and did the self- guided tour, and loved it. Took the metro to King St. Took the free trolley from the metro station to old town.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My friend, and I did a roadtrip to Alexandria, Va this past weekend. Old Town is a very nice part of the city. A lot of cute little shops, restaurants. We had lunch at The Warf Restaurant, and coffee, and pastries at Bread and Chocolate...a nice bakery! We sat by the window. Great for relaxation, and people watching! Looking forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

beautiful to walk and spend time with family and friends. the Trolley is fantastic, La Madeline excellent, also Le Pancotidiene

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