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.

Why Not?

Dedicated to all things fun, and playful, Why Not? Is the kind of store kids dream about each night. Plenty of toys to play with, books to read, and puzzles to put together. Fans of that curious little monkey, George, will love all the gear, and Madeline lovers will have plenty of loot to choose from. Clothes from Italy, France and stateside line the upstairs so you can pick out your Christmas duds while Junior is blissfully distracted by legos, blocks and super heroes.
200 King St. (Alexandria, Va)
Online: facebook.com/whynot
Photo: The Why Not Toy Shop via Facebook

Are there any secret spots in Old Town that we should know about? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Hilary Riedemann and Ayren Jackson-Cannady