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Old Town Alexandria is located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront and was named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. 2019 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attract everyone from presidents to pet lovers. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Stroll the red brick sidewalks with street after street of perfectly preserved rowhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Check out King Street, packed with boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops, before finding the waterfront, where you can watch the boats bobbing on the Potomac River.