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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #3 of 39 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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Burlington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old Alexandria was a little disappointing to me. I expected a town steeped in history and looking like the period. I think I was thinking of something like Quebec City steeped in history and cobbled stone roads and walkways. We took a boat ride up the Potomac from Old Alexandria to Georgetown. You can get off and back on at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old Town is so quaint and you can find anything down here. There is wonderful seafood. Check out Hank's Oyster Bar, especially. That place is fabulous. It's a fun place to walk around, very safe. There is also a hidden speak-easy. Old Town truly has something to offer to everyone.

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Camano Island, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate almost every evening meal in Old Town.The food in each restaurant was excellent.There is a free trolley from the Old Town metro station that travels down King Street. There are many intriguing shops along the way.

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Westchester County, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful quaint area, with interesting shops and a fabulous waterfront area. We loved the feel of the Main Street and the atchitecture

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Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Plenty of shops and atmosphere with something for everyone and of course quality restaurants, not to mention a free trolly to carry you from place to place.

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of my favorite place to visit when in DC. Great shops, Great food, Great Art gallery. Cool Cigar shop. Several nice hotels. The Principle Gallery. Awesome artists, & the nicest owner in the business. Say hi to Michelle, tell her a friend from Texas sent you... If you don't see it ask, they can get just about... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited here because it was half way between Norfolk and Pittsburgh. Some hopped on the Metro and went to Smithsonian in D,; others hopped on Metro and went to see Nationals baseball, and others hopped on the free trolley and went up and down King Street. Lots of restaurants and shops, but we were lucky to be there on... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice little streets with a variety of restaurants and shops. The varieryris wide enough I've always taken visiting family there for a visit. Can peruse through funky shops amd pick from several good restaurants. Parking is not easy when busy but not terrible either.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great for long week-end. Great food and great shopping! Take the water taxi or Metro to Washington. Ware comfortable shoes,

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South Florida, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you love US History and colonial history, you'll love King St. Free shuttle service takes you to the water where you can catch a ferry to DC. Great little restaurants and shops along the way.

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