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Old Town, Alexandria

4.7
#1 of 14 in Neighborhoods in Virginia
Originally planned in 1749, Old Town is a historical neighborhood along the Potomac River. The collection of townhouses that flank the streets were home to historic figures, such as Robert E. Lee. Stop by Gadsby's Tavern, a working tavern that's been serving drinks since the town's inception. Another hotspot is the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former munitions factory that's now an art studio and gallery with a view of the river. Using our international travel planner, Alexandria attractions like Old Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • we stayed at the Embassy Suites at the top of King Street near the metro station and thoroughly enjoyed our strolls down King Street with its plethora of small stores and eating establishments, very n...  more »
  • One of the most interesting historic villages in the US. Historic preservation meets unique accommodation for contemporary life. Lots of great restaurants and cafes with a variety of cusine choices. T...  more »
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