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Old Town Alexandria

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  • Bob M.
    "Leave king street and see the homes on duke or Prince street"(4 Tips)
    Robyn
    "stroll on the Mount Vernon Trail"(2 Tips)
    Maggie M.
    "One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in NOVA."(2 Tips)
    Markus T.
    "Go on a tour, if you have the time!"(4 Tips)
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  • Kim A.
    Kim AckermanNovember 14, 2016
    Shopping and great restaurants. Homes in the area are beautiful. Take the a ghost tour!
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 16, 2016
    Very nice area.
  • David B.
    David BaucomOctober 5, 2016
    Nice walk around the river south of Old Town to the Mount Vernon trail.
  • Grace W.
    Grace WatkinsAugust 22, 2016
    Make sure to get some milk from the farmers market. They have a chocolate milk infused with coffee that is amazing
  • John K.
    John KassMay 4, 2016
    See the first block near Union street. Cobblestone. So beautiful.
  • John K.
    John KassMay 4, 2016
    Red rocks. Great place.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlyousefMarch 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love to come here frequently to walk, drink coffee and eat
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 9, 2016
    Great place to visit for all occassions but river front is my most favorite !
  • Tim M.
    Tim MillerFebruary 6, 2016
    Very nice town on the waterfront.
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaJanuary 26, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Cute little town if they don't overbuild.
  • Leo C.
    Leo CruzJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the trolley! Walk down to the river and take the trolley back or visa versa.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PhippenDecember 29, 2015
    Historic Old Town Alexandria is filled with tons of restaurants, history, boutiques, and recently added a few chains stores like H&M, Anthropologie, Lulu Lemon, and Francesca's.
  • Bryon P.
    Bryon PhelpsDecember 28, 2015
    What a neighborhood, grown so much since I left area.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsDecember 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Move a tiny bit off the busiest areas & you can almost always find free parking. Sometimes it's just across the street.
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    I live here! I love it here! It's always beautiful and there's always so much going on!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoNovember 13, 2015
    Great area, lots of shopping and food options! Many historical activities and sights and every corner of the neighborhood has lots of hidden gems! Go on a tour, if you have the time!
  • Shayla A.
    Shayla AlcantaraOctober 20, 2015
    If you like variety then old town is definitely the best place to go. Summer time is amazing because of the waterfront and the restaurants located on the waterfront provide a beautiful experience.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MbakopOctober 13, 2015
    Went to La Tasca restaurant in old town alexandria. Nice atmosphere and delicious drinks! Just wasn't impressed with the paella.
  • Cicely L.
    Cicely LOctober 10, 2015
    Great area to browse and try some different foods.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 27, 2015
    One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in NOVA.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallAugust 23, 2015
    The atmosphere, architecture and history.
  • Gi E.
    Gi EdgingtonAugust 9, 2015
    Lovely town!
  • Robyn
    RobynApril 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love it here, so much to do! Good eats and tons of neat shops. Take a stroll on the Mount Vernon Trail, or rent a bike and ride into DC.
  • Jamaar D.
    Jamaar DeBoiseApril 7, 2015
    If you can't find street parking the Hilton has a garage that's $14 all day parking. Use it.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Great atmosphere and place to get away from the city
  • Abbie V.
    Abbie VanieceJuly 13, 2014
    Eat, drink, shop and take in the culture! Be sure to check out the scenic river view!
  • william v.
    william verondaJune 11, 2014
    Take the free tour of colonial Christ Church. Both George Washington and Robert E Lee worshipped at this beautiful building and grounds.
  • Korcan C.
    Korcan CanJanuary 14, 2014
    Turkey Akdeniz Morning
  • Bob M.
    Bob MalloyJuly 26, 2013
    Leave king street and see the homes on duke or Prince street
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCJuly 12, 2013
    Uber <3s Old Town! Sign up with code 'OLDTOWN' for $10 off your ride home! #uberapproved
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CarboneJuly 6, 2013
    This area is so beautiful, I would recomend you stop by and walk the streets. Everyone is so friendly.
  • Kinnari
    KinnariJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best areas for people watching, especially during weekends.
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great location for tourists. Lots of restaurants, bars, and nice shops.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PapaMarch 18, 2013
    Definitely take the free trolley to see all the shops on King street.
  • Skittles 🍀💚
    Skittles 🍀💚November 26, 2012
    This is my favorite tourist attraction when I come to Virginia! Beautiful neighborhood, history everywhere, great shops, great restaurants and friendly people. :)
  • Chris K.
    Chris KaminskySeptember 23, 2012
    Don't just walk King Street, there are lots of places and points of interest within a few blocks of downtown.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 19, 2012
    From the National Memorial to Torpedo Factory Art Center, King Street offers an evocative stroll through history. Yearly art festivals, house tours and annual parades bring that history to life.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaSeptember 3, 2012
    Rent a bike and ride down the riverfront!
  • Cheri H.
    Cheri HennessyJune 12, 2012
    visit the Christmas Attic
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MorrisJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out Aftertime Comics! Excellent selection!
  • Jamal T.
    Jamal TolsonMay 9, 2012
    A great place for nightlife!
  • Masayo C.
    Masayo ColeApril 8, 2012
    parking a bear but well worth finding one. great day of walking around the shops and good food.
  • The Isaacs Team C.
    Old Town Spite Houseshttp://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-concept/the-spite-house/ http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/travel/escapes/29away.html?pagewanted=all
  • Cynthia L. S.
    Cynthia L. SmithJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Old Town is a great place to hang out so come join me!
  • Cynthia L. S.
    Cynthia L. SmithJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Old Town is a great place to hangout! Come join me!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GattusoDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    To avoid traffic on King St., take one-ways Prince (in) or Cameron (out).
  • Joe G.
    Joe GattusoDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cheapest parking lot is city garage under Market Square.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PetersonDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Good barbers and goodie take out
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardSeptember 5, 2011
    Shop and stroll. And look for classic cars! On 1 block I spotted 2 Fiat 500s: a 2012 and it's 50 yr old predecessor.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AAugust 20, 2011
    The cupcakes at Lavender Moon are really good! No line like at DC Cupcakes! They also use organic/local ingredients when possible.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McGowanAugust 12, 2011
    Try the burger and onion rings at Columbia firehouse-fantastic!
  • Denia A.
    Denia AyalaMarch 22, 2011
    Great for sight seeing
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WrightMarch 14, 2011
    Best streets in NOVA if you ride a long board.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BaileyOctober 28, 2010
    if you have to live in DC, live here
  • Lindsey P.
    Lindsey PortoJuly 28, 2010
    Lots of shops and restaurants to visit. Favorite restaurant is La Madeleine's. Read more
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GarrettMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Historic, beautiful and dog friendly. Hard to beat Old Town.
  • Svetlana V.
    Svetlana V.September 22, 2015
    Возникает ощущение курортного городка. Много кафешек и сетевых магазинов одежды. Все дома - не выше 3х этажей
  • Hossam A.
    Hossam AlfraihMarch 13, 2015
    منطقة رائعة للسكن، التنزه مشياً على الأقدام، والتسوق خاصة في محلات شارع كينغ. Lovely area for living, walling, and shopping specially from King St. boutiques.
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