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“Nice historic area to browse and eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Alexandria, VA 22314
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$25*
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Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice historic area to browse and eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Old Town Alexandria is definitely what it claims to be: old! There is a ton of history in the area including, from what I was told, a tavern that George Washington himself used to visit. There is a trolley you can ride through the neighborhood. There are SO MANY independent little shops! I wish I had had more time to peruse and shop in all of the unique stores. There are also a lot of great restaurant options. What a lovely area!

Visited February 2014
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“Nice walk through old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are in DC area you must visit old town alexandria. It has a nice water front and many great restaurants. I always visit this town when I go to DC.

Visited February 2014
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“Lovely way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My sister and I spent a leisurely afternoon exploring Old Town! Many great restaurants with outdoor seating, and awesome shopping! Don't miss the Christmas Shop....lots of really cute things, not just Christmas items. Easy to get to by Metro....and only $12 or so by cab. I would definitely go back!

Visited September 2013
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“Fun day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Old Town Alexandria is a great place to spend a day or afternoon if you are visiting in DC or even live there like myself. If you are visiting, my suggestion is to take the Metro to King Street and then stroll down to the Waterfront, stopping in shops along the way. Then the boat up the Potomac to Georgetown to get back to DC. I did that with a few visitors to DC and everyone loved it. If you're interested in checking off a list of DC must-dos, I might skip Old Town. But if you enjoy good food, a nice atmosphere, old architecture, and good people watching then I would definitely come here.

Visited June 2013
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“Absolute Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

You have to visit Old Town at least once in your lifetime. The history, charm, and beauty is unforgettable. There are plenty of incredible restaurants to choose from, beautiful strolls, a waterfront, and more. Absolutely LOVELY.

Visited February 2014
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