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“Super Charm and Character”

Old Town Waterfront
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$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 87 things to do in Alexandria
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Super Charm and Character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Old Town is filled with lots of charm. The Waterfront has lots of restaurants and shopping. A great place to visit is the Torpedo Factory. The Art Center for Alexandria. Located right on the harbor you can meet artists who make jewelry, sculpture, paint or do photography.

Visited January 2013
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Porto Alegre
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

you must go. shops and restaurants are cute, and you are on the potomac. lovely walk even in a chilly day. this is a very charming town.

Visited October 2012
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North Port, Florida
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218 reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you're visiting the DC area, please make sure you take the time to visit the waterfront. There are so many vendors that set up during the spring and summer. Restaurants are pretty incredible. Alexandria makes it's best effort to do events that include locals and tourists alike. The Torpedo Factory is fun for the whole family, watching artists create their masterpieces. We really enjoy going down and seeing the guy with the parrots and the guy that does music out of crystal glasses. There is a balloon guy there that makes the kids all laugh.

Visited September 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Fun place for Families!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Many restaurants to choose from, great walking neighborhood, local activities, and superb Saturday Farmer's Market!

Visited January 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Waterfront Alexandria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

The waterfront is a wonderful area. The boats docked are very colorful. The area has plenty of seating so you can just sit and reflect by the water.

Visited December 2012
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