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“fun place to people watch”

Old Town Waterfront
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US$135.00*
and up
2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
Ranked #5 of 96 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a great place to sit on the benches, look out at the river, and watch people. There were street performers everywhere and some of them were very talented. Lots of little places to pop in and out of to get coffee or sweets. Also many restaurants for a good sit down meal.

Thank 13betty
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Old Town Waterfront consists mainly of wharfs, piers, boardwalks that lead you to nearby restaurants, tons of wonderful shops, boutiques, antiques, hotels, the train station, farmer's market when in season plus a daily free trolley service up and down King Street.
There are paddle boats to rent, boat rides for the day tripper, tickets you can purchase for the ferry ride over to the National Harbor to ride the ferris wheel or enjoy their restaurants.
The Waterfront Park is close by with views of the National Harbor and the Potomac River.
The Torpedo Factory is on the Waterfront that is a wonderful site to tour and there is public parking. There is a fee to park.
Wear your comfortable shoes and be sure and bring the camera!

Thank CarolinaNurse323
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Living in Alexandria "old town" we are at the waterfront quite often. It is fun to watch the boats, have a drink at the Chart House and people watch - definite recommendation

Thank BerkleyBeau
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were there twice, The first time just to get tickets for the ferry ride to the National Harbor to ride the ferris wheel and eat. The second time we ate on the dockside. Great view of the Potomac and a great place to watch people.

Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

An excellent place to relax after a full day of sightseeing. Excellent view of the Potomac River. However, the area is flood prone when a big thunderstorm rolls in.

Thank RoniWDenpasar_Bali
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