Read our contribution to Redfin's Blog on what to do when you're visiting the vibrant Old Town Alexandria neighborhood
“Our favorite spot in Alexandria is the waterfront in Old Town, where our shop is located. We’re nestled among some of the city’s finest restaurants, including our neighbor Virtue Feed & Grain, as well as Mia’s Italian Restaurant and Union Street Public House,” says souvenir and gift shop, The Old Town Shop. “One of the things we love sharing with our visitors is the rich history of this area, such as the 1700’s cobblestone streets — like the one on Prince St. just a block away from our shop. The charming atmosphere here transports you to the days of George Washington. To fully immerse yourself in this historic experience, we recommend picking up from our shop a complimentary Discovery Map and then strolling through the historic streets to discover hidden gems.”
“Old Town is known for its historic buildings, cobblestone streets, and boutique shopping,” explains Kristen Moore, owner of Twist Boutique. “Whether it’s designer fashion, vintage accessories, or local boutiques, among them are seven unique consignment boutiques worth visiting as a must-do Alexandria bucket list activity. From vintage to luxury apparel and accessories, you’re sure to find pre-loved favorites to meet any style and budget.”
Michelle Poteaux, pastry chef and owner of French-American restaurant Bastille Brasserie & Bar shares, “In your spare time, you can start with a leisurely waterfront stroll, taking in the river views and exploring the Tall Ship Providence. Then, pay a visit to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and the quaint Tiny Spite House. Don’t miss the chance to explore the oldest Farmers Market in the U.S. Later, enjoy Happy Hour at Bastille Brasserie & Bar, followed by an enchanting dinner on their courtyard patio, savoring a touch of French ‘je ne sais quoi.’”
“Old Town Alexandria is vibrant and charming,” shares Alicia Valencia Erb, owner and CEO of designer consignment shop, VIDA STYLE Shop. “Venture towards the water to catch scenic views of Maryland’s National Harbor, sign up for a guided bike tour at Pedego E-bikes for incredible views of all the Washington, DC museums your heart could want, or spend the day supporting sustainable fashion by shopping at any one of the many designer consignment shops – such as VIDA STYLE – that are within walking distance of each other. End the day on a park bench at Alexandria City Hall & Market Square, enjoying mouth-watering cupcakes from Lavender Moon Cupcakery.”
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