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“Can be romantic”

Old Town Waterfront
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US$78.98*
and up
Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 87 things to do in Alexandria
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Reston
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Can be romantic”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

You just have to look out for a quiet spot. The man who plays music on the glasses (sorry I forgot the proper name) is incredible!! Ask him to play Mozart or Beethoven and Medieval music. It's beautiful. He's been doing it for over 30 years and even has a few CDs. Take a roundtrip boat over the National Harbor. Or down to the Georgetown waterfront.

Visited June 2014
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cleveland, oh
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162 reviews
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“Lovely place to walk and visit”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Always weekend activity, lovely view, crafts at Torpedo Factory, nearby variety of restaurants. Fun for kids of all ages.

Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Old Town Waterfront from a native Alexandrian”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I decided to give a quick review of Old Town Waterfront as an native Alexandrian which means I have seen a huge change over the years. The Waterfront recently, in my opinion, that is this past year has become more a tourist trap than I would like to see. It is still beautiful, if you walk down to the Torpedo Factory and behind it but one has to be every selective about the time of day and which day. Parking has always been a problem in Alexandria. When I am with locals I usually drive around and I can find a parking place near Carlyle House area, but if I am with out-of-towners and we have a reservation for dinner I will use the garage parking near the Factory which is pricey, but safe. The weekends are jam packed with street shows and tourists so if you are up for that I would not take the kids there on the weekend unless there is one adult per child. Before you park take a drive on Union Street starting from the Torpedo Factory going either north or south to get your bearings. This runs parallel to the Potomac so you can see where you want to eat, walk or park. Parallel parking skills are a definite plus if you decide to wing it and do a driving tour of the Waterfront to allow for stopping and picture taking and moving on. The Waterfront in general is a safe place to take children and is handicapped accessible as well.

Visited May 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“We walked the broadwalk after we had dinner”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had a great time taking pictures and just sitting chating and taking in the cool air and the scenery.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great waterfront part with restaurants, bars and shopping near by.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Old Town, Alexandria's waterfront has a nice walking trail, park and then plenty of places to eat and shop for a great day or evening out. When it's warm out you can take a water taxi into DC. If you're in town, it's a great place to visit.

Visited May 2014
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