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Best of Old Town Alexandria

A stroll through this historic neighborhood reveals fashionable boutiques, cutting-edge art, and some of the area’s best dining.

From elegant dining rooms and romantic bistros to lively gastropubs and family-style restaurants, Old Town serves up some very fine dining.


Whether your idea of a good time involves brunch, beer, book readings, or boutiques, here are wonderful ways to while away a day in Alexandria.


Alexandria is home to terrific shopping, from polished dresses to high-end cookware to vintage jewelry.


New luxury condos in Old Town feature such amenities as heated pools and a dog park.


Alexandria offers everything from vibrant contemporary art to top-name live music to irreverent theater.


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This article appears in the December 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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