Hotel near Old Town Alexandria, VA & Historic Attractions
It all comes together in Old Town: history, shopping, dining and fun from morning to night. Take advantage of the excellent location of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria Hotel near Old Town Alexandria, just 2 miles away along Route 1.
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Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria
Old Town gives the city of Alexandria its historic soul. Buildings and roads built as far back as 1749 lend authenticity to every incredible site. Your imagination takes over as you walk streets once shared by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
Old Town Alexandria isn't all about history however. Today, King Street is a vibrant destination with fun attractions, street-side cafes and fun nightlife. Here are some favorite things to see and do in Old Town Alexandria:
- Gadsby's Tavern – iconic tavern built in 1770, frequented by several founding fathers.
- Torpedo Factory Art Center – fascinating "open house" art studio located in a WWII-era torpedo factory.
- Market Square – beautiful plaza and farmer's market in front of Alexandria City Hall.
- Old Town Alexandria Restaurants – Old Town runs end to end with delicious casual and high-end restaurants, including Gadsby's Traven and the Union Street Public House.
- Boutique Shops – Old Town Alexandria shopping is a favorite local pastime; walk King Street for an incredible selection.
- Robert E. Lee Home – the boyhood home of the famous Civil War general is a popular stop just off the main drag.
- Potomac Waterfront - at the end of King Street near the Torpedo Factory you'll come to the scenic banks of the Potomac River, an awesome dining and photo destination. Nearby you can also hop the water taxi to National Harbor, another local favorite.
- Old Town Ghost Tour - a unique evening attraction for those fascinated in both history and the supernatural
Want to get across Old Town fast? The free King Street Trolley runs from the Potomac to the King Street Metro Station daily. Learn more about Old Town Alexandria on its Official Website.
Whether visiting the DC area on business or exploring all the things to do in Alexandria, trust in the convenience and value of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria hotel near Old Town Alexandria.