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Old Town

Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-862-5817
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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"king street"
in 443 reviews
"free trolley"
in 189 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 67 reviews
"torpedo factory"
in 200 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 102 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 31 reviews
"fish market"
in 27 reviews
"the main street"
in 44 reviews
"great shopping"
in 24 reviews
"live here"
in 25 reviews
"metro station"
in 53 reviews
"window shopping"
in 24 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 29 reviews
"walk around"
in 49 reviews
"historic sites"
in 28 reviews
"dc area"
in 70 reviews
"water front"
in 46 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked up and down, but finally jumped on free trolley and it’s the way to go when hitting 90 degrees. We found many great eating places, clean streets, organized chaos in moving people, but disappointed in new brick pavers on sidewalks since too many...More

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A walk through Old Town Alexandria gives you a glimpse back into the history of the Washington area in a way that really complements touring DC across the river. Alexandria feels like a much smaller town (and it is) so its quiet and stately townhouses...More

Thank JaninedeBric
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must destination, beautiful waterfront, dozens of eating places, and a great arts center at the Torpedo Factory.

Thank Lincoln117
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most historic districts in the DC metro area. Not as built up as Crystal city, but a lot more Green. Great transportation starting with Reagan National airport just a few miles north with three Metro stops on the Yellow and Blue lines...More

Thank johnllee
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walk through old town and transport yourself to the early 1800‘s. Every way you look you see a different style of its small cozy buildings and architecture

Thank tosswald
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Old Town is full of history - but most of it is gone. Old Town's historical significance is Robert E. Lee - but since he was Confederate it looks like Old Town doesn't really advertise it. The streets were crowded. I find retail shopping isn't...More

Thank limaggieliz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely day in Old Town, Alexandria. We conveniently parked in a Garage just down the street from the Torpedo Factory. This location was busy with residents and tourists enjoying a very warm Spring day. The shops here are wonderful. There are a...More

Thank Nashna
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here once every two months or so for the afternoon. Usually we begin by visiting the Torpedo Factory which is a unique concentration of 100+ unique artist workshops and display galleries. Ultimately we end up walking along the waterfront and Marina and eating...More

1  Thank Barzinji
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alexandria is a charming place to visit! The market is quite nice! There are so many historical buildings that you wouldn’t know where to look first!

Thank Fernando S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could dine at a different eatery every day! Nice to walk King St from end to end. Prices and quality of the food very good. King st station close by for a quick Metro ride to DC, airport etc.

Thank Misterjynx2000
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AHappyTraveler52
May 6, 2017|
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Response from SculptableDesign | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Monaco is wonderfully classic and quaint! They also have an attached restaurant with a stellar menu and elite customer service. Definitely my recommendation!!
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Coolah69
February 21, 2017|
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Response from cdOhio123 | Reviewed this property |
The trolley for Old Town is just outside of the Metro Station (not a block away... directly in front of the King street station). It looks like a bus stop there is a sign above it indicating it is the Old Town Trolley. So... More
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LMayer1
February 4, 2017|
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Response from 15Sunshine15 | Reviewed this property |
All of the restaurants and bars will be open and some of the shops will still be open after 6 pm. If the weather is nice, it is very pleasant to walk around and to see the historic houses and to walk down to the water. Old... More
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