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Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Minutes from Washington, DC but a World Away

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Escape the bustle of Washington, DC to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on the Potomac River waterfront. This welcoming, walkable historic district is filled with culinary delights, chic boutiques and a thriving arts and culture scene. Walk in George Washington's footsteps amongst original 18th- and 19th-century architecture, pop into quick and intimate historic sites, or head south to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Dine at one of Alexandria's buzzed-about eateries enjoyed by US presidents and First Families and find unique treasures in one of DC's hottest neighborhoods for independent shops.

Simply take a quick Metrorail ride to the King St-Old Town station and stroll the one-mile historic main street or ride the free King Street Trolley. At the waterfront, wander through the free Torpedo Factory Art Center, take a riverboat cruise and grab a bite at the new Waterfront Market. For a day trip, meal or more - don't miss this extraordinary getaway tucked just beneath the nation's capital.

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OLD TOWN ESSENTIALS Old Town bursts with activities throughout the year... Learn More ›
Free Things To Do Numerous activities at little to no cost... Freebies! ›
IT'S IN OUR CULTURE Local shops and galleries mix art into your everyday... Learn More ›
ARTS POWERHOUSE Watch creativity unfold at the Torpedo Factory Art Center... Learn More ›
Getting Here Easy to get here, easy to get around... Learn More ›