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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., voted one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in the U.S. 2022 and Southern Living’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022.


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.

Upcoming Events

Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale

Alexandria Restaurant Week


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 10 Best U.S. City

Alexandria was voted one of Travel + Leisure’s “Best Cities in the U.S.” among cities such as Austin, Charleston and New Orleans. ​​​​​​​​

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