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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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USD 78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
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USD 150.00*
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2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Perfect in warm weather

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... read more

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Reviewed 3 days 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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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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1,253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful river front along the Potomac. Several restaurants to choose from as well as the Torpedo Factory museum.

Thank lwatson259
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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260 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this building is striking. And a torpedo remains for photos to show respect for the history of being an actual torpedoed factory. Now it's an amazing set gallery with working artists of all types. I love the location by the waterfront! Love the art and learning! It's a great place to visit in every way!

Thank NEVenturer
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Potomac ice was 15 inches thick when I moved to Alexandria in 1984. Rarely any ice there any more. The sights in winter are refreshing, and summer sees lots of people, festivals, parties, people having fun. Warched a beaver swim there, have seen the streets flooded. Great place to be.

Thank Jerry C

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