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Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of...

Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Ol Town is the historic side of Alexandria, Virginia out near the Potomac. Commercially, it's a kind of boutique area - lots of bars, restaurants and tourist shops. If you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ol Town is the historic side of Alexandria, Virginia out near the Potomac. Commercially, it's a kind of boutique area - lots of bars, restaurants and tourist shops. If you're looking for historical attractions, you'll find them - there are a number of preserved colonial-era homes and establishments that offer tours. Old Town hosts a lot of events throughout the... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The vast majority of buildings in Old Town have been there for a couple of hundred years. They have refurbished and kept up over the years. I know a person there that as a house a block in from the water near King Street (the main street there). The house owned by this person was designed and built by George... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cupcakes were delicious. The stores were pintoresque. The trolley was fun and useful in the cold days.

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Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Alexandria is a beautiful town, there's a bunch of little and big restaurants, stores, fastfood choice, and more. You can walk over the King Street up and down or just go to the pier and spend time there and eat in one of their Potomac River's view-Restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for strolling, shopping, dining. I come back often. Highly recommended for a romantic weekend getaway.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexandria’s old town is accessed via the Metro Blue Line’s King Street Old Town stop. From there head towards King Street which starts across the square outside the station. Free shuttle buses ferry visitors to the waterfront which is a 20 minute walk away down King Street, but it’s a shame to miss the many shops, restaurants and bars hidden... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed wandering the area of Old Town; tried a couple of restaurants and enjoyed walking on the cobblestones. Will be back

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent only a few hours here, and thought that it was one of the most charming towns we have been in. The quaint cobblestone and brick Streets, the beautifully preserved historical Buildings, the gorgeous and lively Waterfront, The Torpedo Factory, the unusual Stores, and the lovely Boutiques were all so appealing that we immediately made up our minds to... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King Street "the heart of Old Town" offers many nice stores and restaurants. The free trolley is handy if you tire of walking. Asian Bistro and BGR are good food options. The Potomac River waterfront is appealing. Check out the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The tour of the Washington Masonic temple is good and on a clear day the view... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Miles of shops and restaurant dot the main street, King Street, of this area. From local mom and pop shops to high end chains are found here. There is even a free trolley runs up and down the street so you can walk all the way down and take the trolley back to your car. Plenty of parking on street... More 

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