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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I went on a boat ride on this river and it was wonderful. It was great to see the buildings from the boat and the river wasn't too rough so didn't get sea sick. We drove past the river and can see it is long...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Famous river than runs between Alexandria and Washington DC, walked along its bank from the hotel to kings st and back while on vacation, some splendid views across and wish we had had more time to do a river cruise.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Go to the Patpmac River Park and walk the bank of the river. If you visit in the fall the leaves are changing and you will be thrilled. Don't forget to take your camera!!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mikeg20182018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best way to relax and see gorgeous view of the Potomac as you cruise along the river. The river banks were covered in cherry blossoms, so it was stunning.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mariya I
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The boat is very nice but the food was just a basic buffet with a fish, meat, and chicken selection with a couple side dishes. The food was just OK but needed to move as the area we were in was super cold. The worst...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ed R
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We crossed the river on foot going from Arlington to the Mall and countless other times in vehicles. It is an essential reason the location was selected to build capitol city and is still a very important waterway today. Not the prettiest or biggest river...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We walked by the river multiple times during our 10 day stay in Washington DC. It is an iconic river that runs through the center of the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We were on a river boat and it was very relaxing on the water. This river has a lot of history and the sites along the ride were beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank krissybee1979
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t believe the stars during our evening cruise from old town Alexandria to the National Harbour at the Gaylord Resort. Very gorgeous river I found was clean and a nice easy cruise to Old Town. I just loved returning in the evening to our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I love crossing the bridges into Washington and seeing the Potomac River. Every season offers a new view, every time of day the river speaks it's own song. Sit at a riverside cafe in the spring or summer and hear the oarsman rowing... Always enjoyable!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nutrinut
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Potomac is a famous river in the USA.