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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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Tacoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

old town Alexandria was great lots of history and sights to see.. lots of little shops to wonder into. loved taking in the history of this old town

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere and the history is unbeliveable. Late spring is the time to go. Enjoy the free bus trip and see the whole old town with views along the Potomac and the Capitol Building.

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Bury
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We didn't have any dislikes, the whole area is just divine with classy restaurants and lovely little shops.

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Belleville, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a day and a half in Alexandria and did a 1.5 hour historical and architectural walking tour that started at the Visitor Center on King St. You can take a free trolley from the Metro Station, down King St, right to the river. It is a hop on/off set up. Although I can't remember our tour guide's name... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a nice area to hit in the evening. Some great restaurants and bars, Also lots of little shops and things to do. Enjoyed the area.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very cool place to visit. Make sure you stop by the torpedo factory about 300 studios to view and a must to look at a hidden jem. King Street is a real cool place to walk with lots of attractions.

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Southbridge
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Good old town atmosphere, enjoy the walks but look both ways before crossing the street. If you like you can jump on the free trolley that makes runs up and down King St.

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great restaurants, lovely buildings and fabulous waterfront. We were there in September and there were street performers, an artisan fair down King Street, and many other things to do. Steps to the Metro Station for easy, quick trips into Washington.

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Burlington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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