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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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nice new renovations

Nice shops, walking along the walkway with the children. Interesting statues for them to appreciate. Ice cream shop, close to metro and parking available.just a very pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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burlington ontario
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burlington ontario
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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nice shops, walking along the walkway with the children. Interesting statues for them to appreciate. Ice cream shop, close to metro and parking available.just a very pleasant family time to be had here.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Because it was early spring, the waterfront was practically empty.Several restaurants overlooking the waterfront. Chadwicks was recommended but we did not eat there.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was chilly but the park was clean and pleasant. Careful with kids... you can fall in the water...

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great place to take a date. In the spring and summer, this is a pleasant place to go for a walk, find a bench to sit on or go to a nearby restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,057 reviews 1,057 reviews
513 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is my favorite place in all the world--and I've traveled a lot of the world. I love the docks, the street performers, the peace, the boats, the sunrise, the view, everything about it. I love to get a coffee and walk down to the water and just sit or read for a while, any time of year. Go enjoy... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Old Town Waterfront has much to offer for just walking around and window shopping around the area as there are many different stores and places to eat. You can spend a great amount of time looking inside the studios of the Torpedo Factory and then go outside on the water side and listen and watch people playing instruments or... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Grab a sandwich or ice cream cone and wander down to the waterfront. Lovely on a nice day and y can see the Capitol in Washington as well as take a boat ride or just relax with the ducks.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Quaint and picturesque are the best adjectives to describe Alexandria at Christmas. The old world quality and friendly people on the banks of the Potomac decorated for our favorite holiday. The only thing missing was a little snow! So much to see and do. Lovely walks along the waterfront or down the little streets and walkways take you back to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I and my family just love to visit the waterfront area in Old town especially on the weekends. There is a family park and lots of different shops. You will also find entertainers of various kinds; from glass musicals to balloon musical displays. There is also a museum very close to the waterfront, it was free when we visited. Overall,... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Posh. Peaceful. Eclectic. Trendy. Unique. This waterfront enclave has everything that a seasoned traveler could ask for. Ample shopping, including a dynamic mix of upscale, chain, and local retail. An amazing selection of restaurants, especially seafood, brunch, and tapas. Rich cobblestone road culture replete with street performers, charming locals, and a bevy of dogwalkers.

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