Steeped in historic charm, Alexandria,
Virginia's Old Town
features colonial-era architecture with cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. With Old Town's location on the banks of the Potomac River, residents enjoy boat cruises and dockside dining at establishments such as Blackwall Hitch, which provides live music while patrons enjoy fares such as oysters, prawn, and draught beer. Boutiques, art galleries, museums, and theaters populate this thriving downtown area, and a farmers market, held each Saturday, displays produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, and crafts for locals to purchase and enjoy at home.
Walking remains one of the easiest ways to get around Old Town. The free King Street Trolley transports people from the waterfront to the King Street Metro station. Two Metro stations serve Old Town, and a 15-minute Metro ride takes a passenger to the nation's capital, providing easy access to work and activities in Washington, D.C.