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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #5 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The waterfront is scenic. By the torpedo factory, there are riverboat rides you can take on the Potomac. During Nationals game days, you can book a river boat to take you to the stadium. we walk from our hotel (Sheraton Old Alexandria) along the river front to King Street. about a 20 minute walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit during the day to grab a bite or visit the artist space at the Torpedo Factory or a great place for a glass of wine at night by the water.

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Urubamba
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love Old Town and will often send visitors on the one-way riverboat tour of the Potomac that leaves from Georgetown, then meet them at the Old Town Waterfront. There are many good restaurants to choose from and the Torpedo Factory Art Centeris one of my favorite places to poke around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There's a really nice place to sit and eat at the end of King Street on the water. Food was pretty good.

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you plan on going make sure you are a late sleeper as most places do not open until 10 or 11am. Nice town friendly people. Lots of arts and history. Some places close early also on Sundays, even though it was the 4th of July weekend.

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great place to sit on the benches, look out at the river, and watch people. There were street performers everywhere and some of them were very talented. Lots of little places to pop in and out of to get coffee or sweets. Also many restaurants for a good sit down meal.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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90 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Old Town Waterfront consists mainly of wharfs, piers, boardwalks that lead you to nearby restaurants, tons of wonderful shops, boutiques, antiques, hotels, the train station, farmer's market when in season plus a daily free trolley service up and down King Street. There are paddle boats to rent, boat rides for the day tripper, tickets you can purchase for the... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Living in Alexandria "old town" we are at the waterfront quite often. It is fun to watch the boats, have a drink at the Chart House and people watch - definite recommendation

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Lynwood,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were there twice, The first time just to get tickets for the ferry ride to the National Harbor to ride the ferris wheel and eat. The second time we ate on the dockside. Great view of the Potomac and a great place to watch people.

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Denpasar, Bali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

An excellent place to relax after a full day of sightseeing. Excellent view of the Potomac River. However, the area is flood prone when a big thunderstorm rolls in.

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