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“Free Trolly, Quaint Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old...
Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Free Trolly, Quaint Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Old Town has incredible restaurants, tons of vintage shops, and an old world feel. You can dine at Gadsby's where George Washington had dined, get homey pho, or get an upscale experience at Vermilion/Brabo. Must visit for people with children/dogs or couples.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Beautiful town, great boutique shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

King street is full of great boutique shops. It's crowded during the day, but morning and evening were nice to stroll around.

Visited April 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A neat place to explore early American history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Took my family here after spending time at the Washington Mall. While there we stopped at a store called the Christmas Attic and picked up a few scavenger hunt maps we had read somewhere would be good for the kids. The maps walked you around the sites in Old Town, giving historical information along the way. It was quick but my kids enjoyed.
Needless to say, the visit to Old Town was worth a quick stop especially while in the DC area.

Visited April 2013
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Milton, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Touristy Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Old Town Alexandria is definitely catered to tourists. There are many nice, cute shops, lots of restaurants, candy stores, boutiques, and miscellaneous stores. It's a beautiful walk along King St from the King St Metro to the waterfront. You can take the free trolley that runs up and down King St from the metro station but you'll miss out on the various shops and experience. I suggest you walk down towards the waterfront, so you can enjoy the shops and food places, then take the free trolley back towards the metro station if that is where you started from.

Visited April 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Shop till you drop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Lots of interesting places to shop, visit and to dine. Check out The Torpedo Factory! Loved the free trolley on King Street AND the 24 hour parking pass from the Visitor Center. (You can get that for 24 hours two times). There's a really nice walking path by the water.

Visited April 2013
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