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“It's so romantic and charming”

Old Town Waterfront
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$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
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$150.00*
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2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 90 things to do in Alexandria
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Alexandria
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's so romantic and charming”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I really enjoy the waterfront. There are festivals on the lawns, great restaurants, shopping, art shops and lots of other stores. Parking isn't awful if you're willing to walk a few blocks. It's very romantic for a walk after dinner or lunch. It's safe and people are ways around.

Visited September 2012
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Cosby, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice Area”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Potomac River area, good for strolling, people watching, eating. Shops nearby. The torpedo factory is here on the waterfront..artists selling their wares inside here...pricey

Visited November 2012
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Virginia
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“I Live in Old Town - Come and Visit!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

As a transplanted NY'er living in Old Town, I just wanted to give a suggestion - if you are visiting Washington DC for business or pleasure, you should definitely try to stay in Old Town rather than DC. But save your pennies beforehand, as it can be a little pricey. Definitely a walking area, but there is quick, easy access to the Metro, which will get you into DC in no time. Old Town features lots of restaurants (some are a bit expensive) and nice little shops. It's business traveler- and family- friendly. Two days here is more than enough time to check everything out. Come in the Fall if you can, when it's not so crowded with tourists and it's easier to move up and down King Street (main thoroughfare).

Visited November 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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321 reviews
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“Go on a nice day...”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Beautiful locale - a great place for pictures, relaxing with friends, enjoying good weather, shopping and eating.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Past and Present”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

There is a lot of history from this town. If you like trains, come, CW history. There is a dog park under the bridge and a great trail along the river. Check out the light house by the dog park.

Visited September 2012
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