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Gravelly Point Park

George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-228-3969
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Plane watching from you bicycle

If you want to sit on the grass immediately below commercial jets taking off or landing this is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Very Romatic Place To Go To With That Special Someone In You LIfe

I use to visit Gravelly Point All the time alone. It was so much fun watching the planes. I use to... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-228-3969
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to sit on the grass immediately below commercial jets taking off or landing this is the place to be. And the best way to get there is by bicycle as the Mt. Vernon Trail goes right past it.

Thank EdHaze
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I use to visit Gravelly Point All the time alone. It was so much fun watching the planes. I use to sit for hours and enjoy the water and watching the planes take off. Now I have someone really special in my life and she...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I love bringing my son here after school, weekends, basically any time the weather is good. I even bring my dog here to walk/run around while my son's at school. It has plenty of picnic tables to enjoy some food and if there isn't any...More

Thank HaulinHalls
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nothing fancy -- a park along the Potomac River at the end of the runway to Reagan National Airport -- but, depending on the wind, planes either land or take off right over your head. Prepare little ones for the noise. Kids may also get...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This park is a small strip at the end of National Airport. It is used mainly for launching the boat into the Potomac river. Many people come to this place just to take a break or to watch planes landing and taking off. Other than...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

First of all, the weather was 75 in February, so it was a beautiful day. It was the perfect place to watch planes take off from Reagan National Airport. Every 2 to 3 minutes a plane takes off and we really enjoyed ourselves. We were...More

Thank terps14
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Maybe you live in a spot that doesn't get a lot of low flying planes and you'd like to experience the sight and noise of a plane taking off or landing. This is a nice spot -easy to get into and park. Other stuff to...More

Thank RepomanNJ
Reviewed 29 January 2017

You can get to this from the GW Parkway going north from the Regan airport. The exit is before the 14 Street bridge. It is a great place to picnic and watch the airplanes land. You can almost see the faces of the passengers. VERY...More

3  Thank Brellie
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Jets landing at DCA (Reagan National Airport) or taking off (depending on what ATC has directed) scream right overhead at Gravelley Point Park, making it one of the most unusual parks around. The jet underbodies are so close, you think you could reach out and...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Not only can visitors stand directly underneath planes during take-off or landing (depending on the wind direction), right at the north end of the main runway for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but they can also picnic or use the expanse of turf grass for...More

Thank Steve M
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Has anyone been there for the 4th of July? Does it get pretty crowded for fireworks? And are you allowed to bring beer?
24 June 2017|
Response from EdHaze | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does get crowded for July Fourth. Note you can only access the parking lot when traveling north on GW parkway. Often the field when people usually picnic or play games is packed with cars and trucks. Technically you... More
Can you bring food and beverages here?
23 June 2017|
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Response from TheMeadowsTravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - absolutely. It's perfect for picnics.
Are planes flying over Gravelly Point today?
20 February 2016|
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Response from Red_8675309 | Reviewed this property |
They fly over every day. They will take off into the wind so depending on which direction the wind is blowing that will dictate if they are landing or taking off over Gravelley Point.