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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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Very pleasant to walk around; great waterfront views

Just a very pleasant place for a stroll. The views across the Potomac River are really terrific and there are several boat rides that you can take on or across the river. Dozens... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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silver spring, md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a very pleasant place for a stroll. The views across the Potomac River are really terrific and there are several boat rides that you can take on or across the river. Dozens of restaurants and shops, as well as the Torpedo Factory (many local artists and their studios under one roof), make this a really great place to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The water front in Alexandria is filled with things to do, day and night. A short boat ride to see the Washington Capitals baseball team and tickets are available for a low price. Food/restaurants is easily accessible in the area. Something for everyone. One can walk to a lot of activities. We love it there.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After our dinner we walked down to the waterfront...great view. Took the free trolly back to our hotel.....perfect evening.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the fact that you can take a water ferry to this location from the national harbor. Lot's of great restaurants down King Street and the trolly can help you along the way if needed. It's super cramped so good luck with parking on a busy night.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place to walk around and enjoy the view of the water, watch the ducks and other waterfowl, or just sit and read the paper/a book on a nice day. Many families are out just strolling about. Join them.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit Alexandria's Old Town Waterfront, prepare to enjoy a bunch of people doing a bunch of simple stuff and flashing a bunch of smiles...you know, enjoying life . So much to see and do yet so relaxing, even if you're doing nothing. The boats have awesome views and it's nice to board one and take a short cruise.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should have reviewed this when I still worked on the waterfront, but this place is gorgeous. Aside from having a slightly baffling statue this was the prettiest view of any place I've ever worked.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People watching, boat watching, airplane watching - it's all here in abundance. Great eateries, the amazing Torpedo Factory arts complex, and the water taxi terminal. Whiel away a little time and enjoy this area!

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the waterfront/Torpedoe factory area is a history lesson and fascinating. Lots of shops, restaurants, small local businesses. Great views of the Potomac River and Washington D.C. Plenty of things to do for everyone in the family. Local buses are free from Torpedo factory to Metro at King St. Nice way to get around. Give it a try.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many shops were closed on Thanksgiving of course, but the town was nice and quiet and beautifully lit. Nice walk after dinner along the waterfront.

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