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Old Town Alexandria


Old Town is Alexandria’s beloved downtown and nationally designated historic district on the Potomac River waterfront. The King Street Mile and surrounding brick-lined sidewalks are studded with centuries-old architecture, historic attractions and independent businesses. Old Town is the heart of Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C., and named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living.


Alexandria is currently at a medium COVID-19 community level. Wearing a mask is not required in most settings, but individuals are welcome to do so at any time; certain businesses may still require masks.

What to Do in Old Town

Experience the Waterfront

Top 18 Things To Do in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria Restaurants

The Ultimate King Street Shopping Guide for Old Town Alexandria

The Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

The Best Brunch Spots in Alexandria, VA

Great Walks in Alexandria

Alexandria Tours


Portside Music Festival

Alexandria a Top 3 Best Small City

The votes are in! Alexandria is the #3 Best Small City in the U.S. according to the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, ranked alongside Aspen and Charleston.

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