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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a very welcoming and walkable downtown experience Alexandria is for you. The tree lined streets are beautiful and all the shops are so much fun to stroll through. And there is a place for every appetite when you need a bite to eat. Very quaint!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great shopping and restaurants in beautiful old buildings. The walk on King Street leads to the waterfront.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

the brick sidewalks and quaint look of the town took you away from the hustle and bustle of DC. It was relaxing and beautiful with lots of shops and restaurants (parking was tough)

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Davidson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

While attending a conference at the Gaylord, we took the river taxi to Old Town to "wander the streets". Being Christmas season, King Street is aglow with lights and greenery....very pretty.

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Ridge, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So glad we stayed here as opposed to the National Harbor Wyndham. Old Town has it all and there is something for everybody and every budget. You can walk up and down King Street a few times and still miss something. The great thing is the Old Town Trolley which runs on King. Be warned, it can get crowded @... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We spent an evening I the Old Town which was charming and lively. Plenty of choice for bars and restaurants with a wonderful vibe. Parking is difficult so be prepared to pay for a private car park.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Some good restaraunts (but most cater to the tourist; I.E. They count on you never returning.) Interesting shops. The old torpedo factory (now an artists showplace) is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love Alexandria's Old Town. No car necessary! It has a bit of everything: restaurants and cafes, shopping, certainly lots of history. And if that is not enough, you can take the metro into Washington DC and enjoy the nation's capital. You can go there for a day or a week and always be entertained. Be aware that it definitely... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Peaceful street with lots of thing to do. There are many new galleries and interesting shops around; with picturesque scenery that is really an excellent choice for a nice day of leisure walking; or hanging out together with your families. And trust me, one day wouldn't be enough at all!

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Denver CO USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Old Town Alexandria is a quaint part of "downtown" Alexandria and a great place to stay for work or grab a bite to eat. There are tons great restaurants, public transportation is convenient, and lots of good hotels. There is even a nice little Whole Foods down here.

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