Old Town Alexandria
Explore the Beauty of Old Town Alexandria
THE VIBE OF OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
Old Town Alexandria is the charming community straight out of your dreams. With darling boutiques, delicious restaurants, gorgeous river views and endless amounts of entertainment, Old Town Alexandria is screaming your name.
WHAT LOCALS LOVE
In Old Town, the King Street Trolley (which is FREE) will whisk you off to most of your favorite destinations. Hop on and head straight for Pop's Old Fashion Ice Cream shop and try their purely delicious gelato. Water taxis and cruises are also a popular part of Old Town, offering anyone who buys nearby endless fun experiences. Finally, Torpedo Factory is also in attendance in Old Town Alexandria, and quite possibly the most alluring part of it all. See art in action at this former World War 2 torpedo factory, which is now home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S.
EATING IN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
Eating in Old Town Alexandria is truly something you must experience for yourself. Located on the Potomac River, beautiful open water sights are offered along with luxurious dinners. Try Chart House, located directly on the water and serving delicious seafood. You must taste their crab cakes or your tastebuds may resent you for the rest of your life. If you'd like some different options for seafood, there is also The Warehouse and Fish Market Restaurant in attendance. If you're craving some classic American food, Chadwicks is the spot for you. For some southern cuisine, Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar resides here as well. They have live music on the weekends if you're looking for some fun. Other popular restaurants in Old Town include The Wharf, serving more seafood, IL Porto Ristorante, serving Italian and Gadsby's Tavern offering fine dining.
SHOPPING IN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
Old Town's "King Street mile," has the most extensive collection of independent boutiques in the DMV. Not to mention, they make for quite the darling sight. Support small business as you shop for vintage jewelry, art, vegan leather and so much more.
There are also international favs such as JCREW, West Elm, The GAP, H&M and Zara too. Just a short trip away from Old Town in Del Ray, you will find more shopping along Mount Vernon Avenue. For a more suburban experience, you'll want to checkout Potomac Yards. With everything from Target to a movie theater, this will most likely be where you will end up during the weekend for household errands or dinner.