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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
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Nice long walk along the Potomac River

Very nice walk along the Potomac River. Plenty of places to take photos and enjoy the scenery. The walk is in mostly residential area or inside parks. So, access to restaurants... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nelson M
Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice walk along the Potomac River. Plenty of places to take photos and enjoy the scenery. The walk is in mostly residential area or inside parks. So, access to restaurants (and bathrroms) is limited.

Thank Nelson M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

End of King Street and in front of the Torpedo Factory. A few great restaurants nearby. Great views of National Harbor, the Potomac, the Alexandria Harbor, and everyone walking around in that area. If you don't visit, then it is really tough to say that you visited Alexandria, VA.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the foot of King Street, Old Town Waterfront is a nice way to spend a beautiful morning or afternoon. There are restaurants all around the waterfront and of course the wonderful Torpedo Factory Gallery. Opportunities for people (and dog) watching abound!

Thank DearDona
Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that "Absolutely beautiful" sums up everything about the old town part of Alexandria. Wonderful place to visit.

Thank Henry M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the day lunch on the water is great, plus strolling through the Torpedo factory galleries is terrific and many have great views of the Potomac River. At night after dinner you can walk through here or catch a boat ride or listen to musicians.

Thank Lizponi
Iowa, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There seemed to be just a short stretch of freely-accessible public waterfront at one end of King Street. Decent views, nothing special, just worth a brief pause. Less than 2 minutes walk to the free Trolley stop.

Thank TA10001
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Alexandria waterfront is always festive. Whether you are just people watching, catching the Buskers do their majic, sing or play an instrument. There is a Balloon Man for the kids, a couple of artists drawing caracatures for a donation and then there's the Torpedo Factory. No visit to Alexandria would be complete without visiting the waterfront.

Thank Raven4046
North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely town, lovely riverfront, don't miss it! King St is worthwhile walking it all the way. Beautiful sunset.

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has been modernized with shops and restaurants, but the charm and special appeal of this area is truly wonderful. In the summer there are entertainers on the Waterfront. Chart House restaurant and others are very good. This may be the highlight of your trip to DC. I've lived here my whole life and still feel the special nature... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Old Town and then went to the waterfront. Very relaxing and some lovely views. OK its just another waterfront, but it is well worth visiting if you are in the area.

Thank nsmith50

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