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“great for a couple of hours walk around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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$28*
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Ranked #1 of 78 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yorkshire
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“great for a couple of hours walk around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wonderful shops and restaurants in an old town, for taking lots of pictures. You can ride the metro out and a free bus takes you to the waterfront. Visitors centre could be a little more help as we found out from a shop that visitors get free parking but the centre did not tell us. Would have liked to have spent some time going round the shops more but were limited on time. Lovely contrast to washington dc and worth a visit

Visited June 2013
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“Loved the Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Street performers, cute stores and restaurants. The riverfront was quaint and the town had a lot of character.

Visited June 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great place spend some time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Quaint streets in this neat little town. Great shops & restaurants. You can even pick up tours down the Potomac River. We went there for the two days we were in town. Took two friends and they loved it!

Visited June 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“We keep going back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Have been to Old Town a few times in the past few years. Always a ton of things to do. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, small retail shops up and down King Street. Always great to walk down by the water near The Torpedo Factory. The factory is a great place to walk around in. Check out some of the art. Very nice artwork up there. Also, go down to one of the piers, on one of the bulkheads, there is a 5 foot diameter Osprey nest with a Mother and 3 or 4 babies. Neat to watch them.

Visited June 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“Interesting if you like history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The historic aspect was interesting to me. You can take a walking tour or just stroll and see what you encounter. I was not impressed with the restaurants because I like small Mom&Pop places. You find that here but there are some good, somewhat pricey places.

Visited March 2013
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