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Old Town Waterfront

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Although it was raining and cold (rain stopped long enough for us to walk) it was a nice walk. People were out taking pictures and enjoying the scenic attractions. I'll be back to... read more

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although it was raining and cold (rain stopped long enough for us to walk) it was a nice walk. People were out taking pictures and enjoying the scenic attractions. I'll be back to walk again when it's not raining and warmer.

Thank B S
Philadelphia, Pa.
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190 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in Alexandria and while there we enjoyed people and boat watching on one of the many benches located along the waterfront. The waterfront is also located in the flight path of Reagan National Airport and it was fun watching the big jets making their approach to the airport. Nice spot to... More 

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58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view from here is nice, especially during sunset. You can see National Harbor just over the bridge. There aren't too many restaurants on the waterfront but there is a nice grassy area to sit and enjoy.

Thank Aliyah M
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114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been to Alexandria many times, but never saw the waterfront. Restaurants, views, and very relaxing. Lots of families crowd along the waterfront with room enough for all. There are parks on either end that's accessible via walkways.

Thank Grateful_Sojourner
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in DC but love to visit Old Town. The feel of relaxation is sooooooo welcoming and real whenever walking the streets or taking a water taxi or enjoying river cruise. Seeing the street artists and enjoying the unique sound of music from water glasses is also fun! ...and the park is the place to be on a lazy... More 

Thank HilliardForever
Blacksburg, Virginia
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134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place, walk the Potomac river front and let your brain visit the past. Do not skip the Torpedo Factory Museum. Take time to enjoy and not rush the experience.

Thank DrJDM
Bremerton, Washington
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The harbor area is a fantastic place and fun adventure. The ferry takes you to Seattle and the restaurants are an experience.

Thank kaponflores
Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Alexandria and several times a year we get down to the waterfront. What to do? Walk along the river on paths, eat a leisurely lunch at one of the adjacent restaurants, or simply sit down and enjoy the day. There is no drawback to any of these options. While on the wharf area you can take a... More 

Thank VAChuck
United States
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225 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get an ice cream and hang out to watch boats and sea gulls. People watching at its best. The Torpedo Factory and high end restaurants line the banks of this huge river. Follow all parking rules. This area is heavily ticketed. Plenty of parking garages to accommodate visitors. It is selfie galore and numerous family photo opts. High school graduates... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some extra time and accidently found this gem! plenty of restaurants and bars all kinds of shopping! Dog friendly. Stopped at murphy's pub good food. Friendly people.

Thank Jack s

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