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“Charming Historic Town in Alexandria VA”
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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“Charming Historic Town in Alexandria VA”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Old Town is a smaller by more civilized town then Georgetown. It has wonderful historic houses and lots of shopping and restaurants too. It is the gateway to drive to Mount Vernon.

Visited February 2013
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Saratoga, California
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“Fun Town”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

A great place to visit! Great museums, shops and dining. I can't remember the name of one restaurant but it was off the main drag one Block from the waterfront. Killer seafood. One of the best cioppinos I ever had! I especially liked the water front.

Visited May 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great for shopping and dining”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Old Town is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Tons of shopping and restaurants, a wonderful Christmas store by the water. Two Starbucks and a fabulous cupcake store. Take the Free Trolley up and down King St. to learn about the area.

Visited January 2013
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winchester, va
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59 reviews
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“Amazing architecture - great shops and restaurants”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you like Federal style architecture - Alexandria is for you. There are hundreds of beautiful historic houses. You can spend a day walking around old town looking at them. There are also a number of historic sites to see and a great selection of shops and restaurants - all within walking distance. Plus it is on the river - what's not to like?

Visited February 2013
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Holland, Ohio, United States
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“Lazy day, or seeking fun, shop downtown”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Parking is easy if you find the garage under the famer's market. From that central locale you can spend an afternoon or early Saturday walking the cobbled streets to find all sorts of shopping. Your walk may bring you along the river, adding an extra touch of fun. With Georgetown becoming more chain store and losing it's mom-and-pop window shopping appeal, Old Town is our choice for tourist choice for unique shopping experiences in the general DC area.

Visited March 2012
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