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“king street”(478 reviews)
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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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All reviews king street free trolley cobblestone streets shops and restaurants torpedo factory fish market interesting shops the main street historic sites metro station great place to walk potomac river dc area water front walk around gadsby's tavern lots of history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I live here so probably not the most objective. But it's a lovely city with excellent restaurants and historic areas.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a real pleasure to stroll the streets of Old Town, and I jumped at the chance when meeting an old friend for dinner. History, character, and delight a short hop from the ostentation of DC

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ohio_voyageur
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can definitely spend several days visiting all of the historic attractions here. There is underground parking near the visitor center $2.50 an hour for a maximum of $10/day. There is also street space to park. If you want street parking be sure to get...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 207cindyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here to check it out as I'd seen so much in tourist magazines about this place being so amazing. We found it a little boring. Yes the streets are cool and the buildings are neat - but we didn't find that many stores...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite shops on our trip to DC. Really enjoyed looking at the old architecture. The captains row is a must see when coming to the old town. It is one city block and has the old cobblestone streets. I was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restaurants and local history. Brick sidewalks. Lots of shops to wander through. Close to DC. The metro is close by. Hotels, food and shopping, that’s all you need. Trolley available also

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old water front former warehouse factory location has been turned into a pedestrian user friendly neighborhood. It is charming and its historic value and quality has been reborn to be enjoyed.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank apduddle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founded by the british back in the 1600's is one of the oldest towns in the US. Lots of history, very quaint, nice place to visit. Close to DC and very close to the National Airport. Only 2 metro stops from the airport

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 59alexanderf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit with kids especially on weekends as there are lot of activities like free magic show, Irish dance.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Wadana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Old Town. 17 blocks on king Street of shops and restaurants. They offer a free trolley and water taxi 18.00 round trip to national Harbor The Wharf and Georgetown .

Date of experience: October 2019
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16 March 2019|
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Response from Laurie B | Reviewed this property |
You have many options. If it's a sunny warm day you might want to Uber or taxi to the ferry and enjoy a fabulous journey by water. The ferry docks right in the harbor in Old Town. If you want another choice you can connect... More
31 January 2019|
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Response from TrainManDan10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes take Metro. If you don't have one, you will need to buy a one time $5 metrorail farecard, in addition to loading money on it. Keep farecard for future visits. Well worth it.
29 November 2018|
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Response from RoamWithRobin | Reviewed this property |
There are several places up and down the street. It parks at the east end and then stops at different corners. I picked up s bunch of people in front of my hotel also.