King Street, Alexandria
Old Town is a charming area of Alexandria. Some of the buildings date from the late 1700’s. One such building houses a Christmas store with multiple floors containing everything you can possibly imagine for Christmas decorating. Some of the streets around these buildings are still cobblestone streets. This adds to the charm of the area.
No visit to Old Town Waterfront is complete without a stroll through the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This old torpedo factory houses numerous shops in which local artists showcase their work. If money were no object, it would be fun to get a piece from each shop; however…
As we walked along the waterfront we noticed a tall ship was docked. As we got closer, we were able to see the Gazela from Philadelphia. It was originally built in 1883. It now sails up and down the east coast of the United States.
Lastly, at the dock, there are several boat available to tourists from which one can explore the area from the water. One such boat is the old paddle wheel, The Cherry Blossom. It is a very entertaining and enjoyable way to see some of the sights.