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“Lovely walk” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town Waterfront

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
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“Lovely walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Lots of restaurants and shops in Old Town. However, the best thing to do is take a stroll, people watching while eating ice cream. :) There is a board walk from Torpedo Factory to around Chart House. It has benches to sit and typically performers like the man play glass, an opera singer, a magic guy etc. You can also keep walking beyond the board walk to the park path along the water. More benches to sit on and just look out at the water. You can see parts of DC the bridge to MD. Relaxing way to spend the day or evening.

Visited June 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Bliss to walk !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fell in love with this place. Unlike most other towns I've been, walking here, in Old Town Alexandria gave me a feeling of "Bliss". The whole town was so perfectly placed i felt. The benches by the water, where you could stare at the river endlessly, Or take a stroll at "The Torpedo Factory" which is just adjacent to the pier.
For eateries don't miss the cupcakes at "Bitter sweet", on kings Street. You could even shop for some fancy stuff here. Not to mention the endless options to dine.

Visited April 2013
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Annandale, Virginia
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“Old Town Alexandria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

this is a great place to spend the day. All kinds of restaurants, shops and, of course, the Torpedo Factory. This is a converted factory for artists of all types. Glass, Fibers, Painting, photos, and they are all for sale. You can walk outside on the board walk and see all the board and the huge Carp that hang by the edge of the deck. Bring some bread for great entertainment.

Visited June 2013
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Love the waterfront in Alexandria; nice boats, great views, and lots of activity. The Torpedo Factory is a must-see if you are at all interested in art. If you are looking to have a meal, go off to the side streets; King street is very touristy.

Visited May 2013
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“Great place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

There are lots of benches right on the water where you can relax. And you can see the D.C. capitol building from there.

Visited March 2013
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