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Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria

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At Old Town Waterfront, stroll scenic riverside paths, dine at waterside restaurants, visit museums, and take themed boat tours. Located along the Potomac River, the area often bustles with street performers and musicians, and features exhibits of arts, archeology, and boats. Have a meal at one of the fine-dining restaurants at the site, walk or cycle along the 29 km (18 mi) trail, or explore centuries-old artifact collections. Don't be surprised if you meet a pirate aboard one of the cruise ships. Take time to ride a hybrid bike or bring man's best friend aboard for a canine boat tour. You can board a water taxi here for direct access to the National Mall, Nationals Stadium, and National Harbor. Work out when and for how long to visit Old Town Waterfront and other Alexandria attractions using our handy Alexandria trip tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Good food and drinks to relax and enjoy the company of my better half We travel often but old town is in our backyard !  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Enjoy always a waterfront and Alexandria is a good mix of old and new not just new! Restaurants and shops all have charm  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is just a very relaxing place to watch people, view the river traffic, and--in the summer-- see some street artists perform. It's pleasant and peaceful and right next to the Torpedo Factory which...  more »

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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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