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To walk the same streets and visit some of the same haunts as America’s Founding Fathers, explore Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. This is one of the countries most-voted travel destinations and is a nationally designated historic district.

Located just a few minutes from D.C. on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria was founded in 1749 and was the home to many famous national figures, including George Washington. The neighborhood is filled with cobblestone, tree-lined streets and red brick sidewalks, making it one of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. In the middle of the neighborhood is King Street, which is 1 mile long and features the King Street Trolley.

When visiting, some of the things to do include taking a sightseeing cruise, strolling down King Street, visiting an historic bar or restaurant or the tiny Hollensbury Spite House, shopping at one of the 100+ boutiques, or even taking a ghost tour.

Racertrips™ Tips

  • You could spend an afternoon or evening or in Old Town Alexandria. Allow plenty of time to explore and enjoy!
  • If the weather’s nice, you should be able to choose from ample outdoor seating and have a go at people watching.

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      Darren

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      To walk the same streets and visit some of the same haunts as America’s Founding Fathers, I recommend exploring Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. This is one of the countries most-voted travel destinations and is a nationally designated historic district. Located just a few minutes from D.C. on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria was founded in 1749 and was the home to many famous national figures, including George Washington. The neighborhood is filled with cobblestone, tree-lined streets and red brick sidewalks, making it one of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. In the middle of the neighborhood is King Street, which is 1 mile long and features the King Street Trolley. When visiting, some of the things to do include taking a sightseeing cruise, strolling down King Street, visiting an historic bar or restaurant or the tiny Hollensbury Spite House, shopping at one of the 100+ boutiques, or even taking a ghost tour. Racertrips™ Tips You could spend an afternoon or evening or in Old Town Alexandria. Allow plenty of time to explore and enjoy! If the weather’s nice, you should be able to choose from ample outdoor seating and have a go at people watching.

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