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“Great place to wander and explore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town

Old Town
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
Ranked #1 of 87 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place to wander and explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Old Town Alexandria has a variety of restaurants, shops, and events. It's a great place to wander around on a pleasant afternoon, taking in the various eating and shopping options. You can usually find on street parking, and people are very pleasant and friendly. It is very dog friendly, so bring your tail-wagging friend and wander around. It is particularly charming when it is hosting special events like parades or holiday parades. My favorite is First Night because it opens so many venues to eclectic musical groups.

Visited December 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

People say hello. There are always things to do.

The ambiance is terrific, showing the sweep of history from the early days of America to present.

Visited November 2013
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“Best Family Fun Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a great time .. i guess for everyone but we had a big family group with the total mix of boys to men girls to woman .. fun strip to walk, lots of shopping and eating places .. very beautiful as it dead ends , or i guess starts, at the water .. we spent about 6 hours just going up and down and eating, shopping, watching sports .. no real historical sites to see but a fun night with the teenagers ... us parents sat in the resturant and enjoyed watching the game and the teenagers went to the shops on the same street ... it was fun.

Visited November 2013
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JRWilcox
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“Great local shopping and dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Old Town Alexandria is a great location for shopping and dining! Its got a small town feel with lots of local boutique type stores and good local restaurants that vary in price. In nice weather there are plenty of outdoor dining options and some good ice cream shops near the waterfront. You can take the King Street Trolley for free from the King Street Metro Station to the waterfront and back. This is a very dog friendly and family friendly area with lots going on all the time. Some free fun activities and places in this area include the wonderful year-round farmer's market, the Torpedo factory art center, and the waterfront (especially active with street performers in fair weather).

Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Great place to visit, great place to live!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

I must admit, I am biased... I live in Old Town and have for many years. I feel the history, charm, river-views, beautiful parks, and neighborhoody feel make Old Town a wonderful place to be for a visit or to live. Old Town has so much going on, all year round. Saturday mornings at the Farmer's Markets, the St Patricks and Scottish Walk parades, King Street and waterfront festivals, boutique district events, and the many bars and restaurants provie for never-ending fun. Plus, it just never gets too crowded or rowdy like so many other neighborhoods with similiar attractions in the area can get.
Come to Old Town for a visit. Check out the many unique small business and independent restaurants and bars. Enjoy an afternoon or evening relaxing in a riverside park. You'll start planning your next trip back before you even leave.

Visited November 2013
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