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Appreciating the Charm of Historic Old Town Alexandria in 2018

Posted by: Admin
31 May
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The Old Town Alexandria district along the edge of the Potomac River is a nationally designated historic site and a place that our first president, George Washington, once called home. There is an abundance of shopping for a friends’ day out and excellent food to enjoy with a special date along one of America’s “Great Streets,” which we know as King Street. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and see in Old Town Alexandria.

 

Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria

 

Old Town’s historic charm extends to the happenings in the district as well:
 
  • Old Town Farmers’ Market – Our nation’s oldest, continuously running Farmers’ Market happens in Market Square on King Street every Saturday from 7 AM to 12 PM throughout the year.
  • Shopping – Take retail therapy to another level with the unique and exquisite items to be found within the 100-plus boutiques cozied up to King Street.
  • Dinner on the Waterfront – Several of Old Town’s restaurants are located on the shores of the Potomac. Enjoy the view and some of the best seafood around at places like Chart House and Vola’s Dockside Grill.
 

Old Town Alexandria for the History Lovers


For the traveling history buffs, Old Town Alexandria is a can’t-miss destination. A pharmacy that was established in 1792 is now the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. A tour of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will boast of the tavern hosting the first five U.S. presidents, while the Carlyle House offers insights into Alexandria’s early political dealings. With over 200 years of history to explore, it’s easy to quickly fall into the story of Old Town Alexandria.
 

Upcoming Events in and around Old Town Alexandria

 

70’s Disco & Funk Dance Party – The doors open at 6:30 PM on June 9 at Carlyle Club for a disco night with funky jams and 70’s inspired dress code. Arrive at opening time for dinner, drinks, and prizes and be ready to dance at 8 PM.

Historic Walking Tour – Go for a stroll on June 16 and 17 on this fun walking tour with Portner Brewhouse. Learn about the origins of Alexandria’s local brewing and take part in beer samplings.

Torpedo Talks – Hear a special lecture every second Thursday in June, July, and August at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. From 6 to 9 PM, meet artists and look around open galleries. At 8 PM, hear well-known artists discuss special topics like Comic Book Films.

 

Choosing a hotel near Old Town Alexandria in Summer 2018

 

If you’re planning on a trip to Alexandria to explore and learn more about Old Town, you’ll need a comfortable place to stay among the history. With a 24-hour business center, complimentary breakfast with your stay, and a free shuttle to Old Town, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is the perfect place to stay to visit Old Town Alexandria and DC this summer.
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