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Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city on the Potomac River waterfront. This beautifully preserved historic district is George Washington's adopted hometown which continues to hum with a foodie-friendly vibe loved by presidents and First Families. Fine dining connoisseurs head to the city's gourmet hubs for palate pleasing dishes or to brick-lined streets for dining al fresco. In search of stylish steals and high end clothing, fashionistas flock to the shops of the Old Town Boutique District, hailed by The Wall Street Journal for having "some of the best stores and galleries in the [DC] region."

Get up close and personal with artists at the 82 artist studios in the Torpedo Factory Art Center or tuck into cozy venues for live theater and music. A range of hotel options include Kimpton's Morrison House, named to Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Service 2013" Top 10 list, or connect to the city's past at a century-old bed and breakfast. Whether you're traveling by the free King Street Trolley, bike, boat or on foot, Alexandria is an easily accessible hotspot for those seeking vibrant history and culture in a thriving city.

Minutes from DC but a world away, Old Town Alexandria is conveniently located near Ronald Reagan National Airport and is serviced by the King St-Old Town Metrorail station. Find out more about Old Town's accessibility here.


Free King Street Trolley

Old Town Essentials

The top highlights from Alexandria’s waterfront neighborhood, to ensure you don’t miss a beat... Learn more

Old Town Boutiques

Old Town Boutiques

Delight in fresh finds, from high end shoes and dresses to culinary tools and chic home décor... Learn more

Tantalizing Seafood

Old Town Restaurants

Home to some of the “100 Very Best Restaurants 2013” by Washingtonian magazine, Old Town Alexandria’s dining district dishes up flavorful eats every day of the year... Learn more


Old Town Hotels

From boutique hotels to familiar name brands to a historic bed and breakfast, these accommodations will help you feel right at home... Learn more

 Old Town Map


Trip Advisor

Check out what other travelers say about Alexandria tourism on TripAdvisor.

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