Old Town

Old Town, Alexandria: Address, Phone Number, Old Town Reviews: 4.5/5

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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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4.5
2,773 reviews
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1,845
Very good
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Average
120
Poor
13
Terrible
7

Cynthia H
Virginia175 contributions
very active area
Sep 2021
Love Old Town, tons to do, many shops, markets, waterfront activities, planes to watch, art to view.
Written 27 September 2021
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Kathleen S
Portsmouth, VA53 contributions
Nice walk
Aug 2021
took trolley from Metro, great shops line both sides of King St. Good variety of stores. Prices varied. Shop owners suggested other local businesses. Made some purchases
Written 30 August 2021
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,383 contributions
Love, Love, Love!
Aug 2021
So many streets...so many restaurants...so many taverns...so many shops! We enjoyed our time here and if you plan it right you can walk on the shady side of the street on every turn due to all the tall buildings.
Written 8 August 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,507 contributions
Very Nice Visit
Jul 2021
I walked around Alexandria Old Town for a couple of hours in July 2021. The first challenge is to find parking. I parked my car in the Courthouse Parking Garage at King Street and Pitt Street. It was an extremely hot and humid day. I stopped by the Alexandria Visitors Center for a map and brochure. I walked on King Street to the Waterfront which is full of restaurants, water taxis and boat tours and a view of the Potomac River. Unfortunately, the Torpedo Factory Art Center was closed (it is closed on Tuesdays). I took the King Street Trolley which is free towards the George Washington Masonic Monument and got out at the last stop which is the Metro Station. After visiting the monument, I walked back on King Street to the parking garage and my car - a walk of 20-30 minutes. King Street is full of shops and restaurants. It was a very nice visit. I wish that I had had more time in Alexandria and plan to return in the future.
Written 24 July 2021
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Brian B
Peoria, AZ1,035 contributions
Very Nice Experience
Jun 2021
Really liked staying in Old Town. Easy access to Metro to get around DC. Loads of restaurants and shops. Felt comfortable walking down King St. Quaint old homes to see and friendly people.
Written 22 June 2021
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La La
3 contributions
Fun, cute neighborhood by the water
Jun 2021
Old Town is a lovely and adorable area by the waterfront, with lots to do and a street fair going on during my visit in mid-June 2021. We visited for a river cruise on historical replica, Tall Ship Providence. I enjoyed the area so much that I actually wished that I had booked my hotel in this area rather than in Arlington, at least for party of my stay in the DC area!
Old Town also has a variety of incredible shops and restaurants. My party of 4 had an absolutely fantastic dinner at Il Porto Ristorante- an authentic, Old World Italian experience. On the pricey side, but very much worth it!
Written 18 June 2021
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DClocal
Washington DC, DC13 contributions
The Best Waterfront in the DC Metro
Jun 2021 • Friends
Beautiful, walkable and so much to do! Old Town Alexandria is the perfect place to find upscale boutiques and amazing dining all on the water without the loud noise of cars nearby as many of the roads were closed with tons of outdoor seating. The area feels a lot safer than other nearby waterfronts and is generally less touristy. I can’t recommend the area enough to anyone. The views from the water and especially on the restaurants that sit on the piers are incredible. It’s great for 21+ as there are tons of bars.
Written 14 June 2021
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Lisa R
Alton, IL213 contributions
Loved everything about Old Town
May 2021
I loved Old Town Alexandria and the Harbor area so much I had to visit twice. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops. Ice cream and chocolate shop were good too.
Written 9 June 2021
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photographersabroad
Memphis, TN296 contributions
Fun shopping and cafes
May 2021 • Couples
This is a really nice walkable area with Cobblestone streets, cafes and boutiques.

I found a great leather shop with imported Italian leather that I loved with a very nice shop keeper. Serafino Fine Italian Leather is the name of the place.

Some fun jewelry and furniture shops too. We did not make it all the way to the water this trip. We will return.

We walked from the metro to King Street.

Some of the shops were closed and had odd hours. It may have been due to pandemic.
Written 7 May 2021
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fkher
Hummelstown, PA300 contributions
Weekend fun
May 2021 • Couples
Here in Alexandria for the weekend and we did the King St stroll down to the waterfront. Along the way you will find cafes, bars, restaurants and a couple of attractions to while the day away. There was no free trolley running for unknown reasons however from start to finish the round trip is about 3 miles. If you take your time it is enjoyable. Don’t forget to walk 2 blocks parallel to King st to see the real Alexandria
Written 1 May 2021
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