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Alexandrians sound off with great spots around the city outside of Old Town

A man walks a dog at Fort Ward Park (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Alexandria is no stranger to “best of” lists, but nearly all of them focus primarily, sometimes exclusively, on Old Town.

At best, Del Ray might get a mention, but most of the time the top recommendations never stray more than a few blocks from King Street.

A few weeks ago we put out a call for some recommendations outside of Old Town and here’s what people had to say:

Restaurant/Cafe recommendations:

Shops recommendations:

Nature:

Events:

Miscellaneous:

Other very common recommendations were to visit Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Avenue) and Aslin Beer Company (847 S. Pickett Street) and Lost Boy Cider (317 Hooffs Run Drive).

If you have other favorite locales around Alexandria outside of the West End, from shops to natural spots, sound off in the comments.

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