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“Simply wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town Waterfront

Old Town Waterfront
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US$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 87 things to do in Alexandria
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful area. The whole town is a great dichotomy between old and new. Sat and enjoyed the Potomac while watching planes come in on final. Nice history reads there too.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place to view the Potomac and people watch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

I take all my visitors down to the waterfront after we have eaten in Old Town. You can see across the Potomac to Maryland and DC, wander about listening to various performers and seeing artists at work. Alexandria loves dogs, so bring along your pal and get friendly with others down at the waterfront. Lots of space to explore and meet others.

Visited December 2012
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Colville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Watch the sunset as you unwind from a day trip to DC. Browse through the art galaries, and people watch as you become part of this delightful and upscale community. It is difficult to distinguish visitors from residents. A good place to visit alone, with friends, or couples.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The waterfront in Alexandria is a blend of historic buildings, activities designed for visitors, art, and lots eating choices on the waterfront and along nearby streets. A strong recommendation is the “Torpedo Factory,” the site of major torpedo manufacturing in support of war efforts converted into 3 floors of art exhibits and space for artist workshops. On a clear day, views of Washington, DC from along the wharfs are not to be missed. A cautionary note: parking can be a challenge, particularly on a pleasant weekend day.

Visited October 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect for an Evening Stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you find yourself on King Street, grab some ice cream at The Creamery (110 King) or Pops (109 King) and stroll down to the waterfront. It's nice to sit at the end of the pier and just watch the boats (or people watch - there are always interesting people around). If the Torpedo Factory is open, wander in there and check out the artists' studios.

Visited July 2013
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