Old Town might not sound like the hip, cool place to bring a wild and curious bunch of kids. But, it’s just that…and more! From kid-friendly farmer’s markets to consignment shops galore, there are so many hot spots in this Alexandria, Virginia enclave that you’ll need to make multiple trips just to soak it all in. Here’s where to get started.

Old Town Farmer’s Market

Saturday morning take the kids and check out the oldest farmer’s market in the country. The Old Town Farmer’s Market has been held at the same locale for 260 years. Even George Washington used to sell his produce here. With more than 70 vendors, little ones won’t have an excuse to get bored. Farmers, artists, apple pickers, soap makers, and more showcase a lively, vibrant way to spend a lazy Saturday morning before heading out for adventure.

301 King St. (Alexandria, Va)
)nline: alexandriava.gov
Photo: Old Town Farmer’s Market via Facebook

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—Hilary Riedemann and Ayren Jackson-Cannady