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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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Beautiful old town and lots of history

Lots of restaurants, gift shops, art galleries all along about a mile on King street. free trolly up and down from King street metro to water front.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip to DClead us to want to check out Alexandria, well let me tell you don't bother it's totally boring ! The best thing about it's is the free trolley bus that takes you back to the Metro line out of there. None of the businesses open to They want to and that varied from 10:30 to 11:00. The... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of restaurants, gift shops, art galleries all along about a mile on King street. free trolly up and down from King street metro to water front.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is area is just too manicured for its own good, very little that's genuinely 'old' about it. If you want to go to real old towns, you'll have to set your sights elsewhere. It's pleasant to walk around if you're in the area, but i really wouldn't go out of my way to visit here

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a day away from the DC craziness. Spend an afternoon in Old Town for a great walk with restaurants and shops. Kings St gets crowded on Sundays. Streets are narrow for walking, not ideal for strollers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped just outside of Old Town, but it is a very quaint place with plenty of attractions and good shopping/eating options. The trolley that goes up and down King Street is great, and also free!

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. I can see why it is one of the most popular areas to settle in DC. Be prepared to spend a lot of time browsing through all the shops.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Town Alexandria is a lovely area to visit, with many shops, art museums, and the waterfront. You can take a boat trip along the river, or just enjoy the vibe.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like historic areas with lots of shops and places to stroll, Old Town is for you. I had the perfect day with my dog walking around and the harbor area is cute and it was nice that Old Town is dog friendly. I will definitely come back when I have more time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considered Virginia's Georgetown except it's older and played a more prominent role in Virginia's history. Chock full of landmark buildings, restaurants, night spots. Great for window shopping too.

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops, the restaurants, the history. King Street has it all. Suggest a beer at Murphys. Seafood at the Fish Market. Oysters at the Chart House. Eat where George Washington ate at Gatsby's Tavern. I've lived here my entire life and still feel that Old Town is truly special. It's probably the best place in DC with the exception of... More 

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