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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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Spent a few hours wandering the streets of old town Alexandria. Very charming and definitely worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are the type of person who enjoys walking in an historic section of a city, which includes cafes, shops, and scenic views, Old Town Alexandria is perfect. On a recent stop in Alexandria, Virginia, my husband and I stayed at the Embassy Suites, near King Street Station. There is a free shuttle along King Street. In addition to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a few hours wandering the streets of old town Alexandria. Very charming and definitely worth it.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Irish atmosphere! Food was great. Bloody Mary, no so much.. I think it wasn't made properly. But all in all would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Alexandria Old Town is always a very nice place to take a walk and contemplate the Potomac River. There are around several restaurants or cafeterias and different attractions to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you walk the streets of old town you can't help but feel the rich American history that you can feel on the streets and buildings.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Town provides an opportunity to do it all with the entire family. Play, shop, dine or eat - to me there is a big difference between dining and eating. Old Town has both fine dining options and fast food if you are in a hurry. Shopping is great - from boutiques to major stores - artsy places and thrift... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is GREAT! Lots of restaurants, shops, waterfront, tons of history and culture, close to DC & beautiful Mount Vernon. Always something going on, this weekend there's a street art festival on King St., next weekend there's an historical homes tour etc. This was a great time of year(mid-Sept) to come as well, not too busy, easy to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Alexandria on our recent holiday to Washington DC. The town is lovely with very picturesque buildings and architecture. It has numerous bars, restaurants and boutique shops, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alexandria Old Town is beautiful by day, even better at night. Plenty of the shops stay open late, allowing for evening browsing whilst walking off dinner. Almost all of the shopping and dining is centred along a good length of King Street and seems to go on for ever. The surrounding streets are mainly residential but far from boring. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! The complimentary trolley was fun and functional. The trolley traveled the King street metrorail and the river waterfront. Hopping on and off the trolley made visiting Old Town adventurous and fun (with plenty benches to rest and/or people-watch). So many quaint shops and restaurants to explore! My sister (visiting from NC) and I found awesome eateries and souvenir shops... More 

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