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Old Town

Fredericksburg, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old town offers a variety of interests. Recommend an initial visit to the friendly Visitor's Center, and trolley ride available right next to Center's parking. Trolley ride w driver Mark highlighted all the historic spots to visit, shopping, and local restaurants. He explained local history of Fredericksburg which certainly pre-dated the Civil War, but led to its importance too. It's... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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141 reviews 141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I expected to find cute little shops with hand made goods and historical items. What I found were junk shops (they call them antique stores). And not a very good selection of restaurants.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not impressed. Been to many "old towns" before and that's what they were. Old portions of the town. This old town was to commercialized. All they had here was a bunch of commercial shopping. No history here.

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Clearwater, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Heard this would make an enjoyable and worthwhile day trip from our home near Annapolis, Md. Certainly was worth it! Great shops, quaint ambiance, several enticing eateries; in short, much to offer for a week-end activity that's not-too-far. Trolley tours for those who want to get the quick tutorial on this historic little gem. But even for those who would... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very pretty old town. Excellent advice from Visitor's centre. Trolly Tour well worth it, excellent informative guide

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Keyser, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A lot of antique shops and over priced eateries. The problem is that most of the shops close at 5. Also most of the restaurants and shops are closed on Mondays.

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Bartlett, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a cool old towne center. The people we so friendly and helpful. It really is stepping back in time. Do it,

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Pittsburgh PA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love to be able to roam Old Towns, look at the homes that are from the war periods and visit the attractions and such. The Historic Old Town has a fair amount to see. Caroline Street is the main street and has many antique shops, small eateries and some attractions as well. One nice thing that amazed me was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A quaint peaceful place to visit. Start with the Trolley Tour which shows you all the main attractions and with a knowledgeable and humerous guide is an hour well spent. Then tou can wander around at your own pace either on foot or by car, but watch the one way system. Some of the attrctions charge an entrance fee but... More

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Monroe, CT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice place to walk around, browse the shops and grab something to eat. A lot of historic architecture to look at. More antique shops and malls than you can count. Many nice shops and restaurants. Worth spending a relaxed day browsing.

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