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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we enjoy the waterfront at any time of the year our favorite time is during the winter, when there are few people around, the air is crisp, and it is easier to imagine how important this waterfront was to a struggling young nation.

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice to just sit and people watch or take a boat ride down the Potomac. We took the Monuments by Moonlight cruise to Georgetown and back and it was a nice little trip.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wished they had misters so you could cool down and cool shady sails to sit under. I'm surprised about no sells water or snacks.

Thank ctp2236
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery, the people and the food! This area was alive with entertainment, shopping and an all around hopping town! Wish we had more time to spend here!

Thank LongIslandIowa
Reviewed 6 days ago

The waterfront Olde Towne is a great place to visit at the end of a day in Olde Town. It offers fine dining restaurants, a variety of shops, and street entertainers, or if you prefer its offers a beautiful park to just sit a spell,...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

It seemed like there was a street entertainer on every corner, many different types to see - music, artists, magicians. You can catch one of the river boat tours to a few destinations.

Thank Linder24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming walk away along the water front. Lots of benches. Restaurants. Shops. Trolley just the end of king street to make it easy.

Thank dee8306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family just to see. The street entertainers were enjoyed. People watching and an orange full moon over the water.

1  Thank v4510
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do and see at Old Town Waterfront. Beautiful area. Great for singles, families, kids, young folk, older folk, etc.

1  Thank Flo L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexandria's old town waterfront is a beautiful setting stretching a couple miles along the Potomac with river views across to Maryland, National Harbor and into Washington D. C. There are 5 parks incorporated along the riverfront with restaurants, shops, history, boat rides and great views...More

1  Thank Mark G
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30 May 2017|
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Response from tu-anhLOVE | Reviewed this property |
Hello There! I am not really sure, but honestly, they never get filled so really no need to buy it in advance because I always buy mine on a whim and have never had a problem. Georgtown is nice, but National Harbor is... More
27 July 2015|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
One day should be enough to visit Alexandria. Consider use of the yellow or blue line Metro exiting at the King Street Metro since parking can be difficult. The King Street metro area is icky, but if you like to walk to the... More