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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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Amazingly dense array of history & charm

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia--like Boston, & Charleston SC and a handful of other American cities--has an astonishing array of preserved, historical places packed into a small... read more

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia--like Boston, & Charleston SC and a handful of other American cities--has an astonishing array of preserved, historical places packed into a small space. Particularly military history. Such as the waterfront's Torpedo Factory turned artist colony. The alleyway home of George Washington's brother & Alexandria founder Lawrence Washington, and the town house of GW himself, in his... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old Town Alexandria is very picturesque and is a great place to take a walk, visit the many shops, and to have a pleasant lunch at any of the dozens of fine eating establishments. Visit in good water for maximum enjoyment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in old town at the Westin. VERY quiet at night. There is a 7-11 about 2 blocks away from the hotel. Nice walk and you can see these awesome colorful lights that line the street. very cool. it was also very cold when i visited so i didn't stay out very long. beautiful old town and the Amtrak station... More 

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Lost River, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old town has everything including ample parking. Great of animals, singles, couples, and family. Trails, history, restaurants and specialty shops. You cannot go wrong

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful area! Worth exploring as a couple, family or with friends. Lots of nice shops, restaurants, and beautiful riverfront.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether one is looking for restaurants, shopping, or just merely to stroll around the marina, the park, or the old town streets, there is much to do here for visitors and locals alike. There are antique stores, art galleries, stores selling knickknacks, clothing stores (chains and boutiques), and many others. There are historic properties in the area too. Consult your... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to walk around here! It is a fun place to visit, check out the shops and restaurants, and enjoy! Parking can be tricky, but it is worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolling through Old Town at night is almost magical. So many restaurants, bars, and cafe's to choose from. There are many people around playing music. The architecture is outstanding. Don't forget to stroll around the harbor to get a great view of the city.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexandria is a great city in the old town area by the water. There is a lot to see and the bar scene is good on a warm night. Its mostly older people and not the crazy younger crowd. I wouldn't stray to far from King St and the waterfront as it can be a bit dangerous at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk around to shop and to see the old and some of the newer places. the Torpedo Factory and the waterfront. Lots of street performers. Nice evening walk to watch the boats and performers. We sat and listened to the musicians and watched families while children played and ran around. It was a lovely evening of people... More 

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