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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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$55*
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Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old...
88%
Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We walked around during January & freezing but still beautiful. During the summer, you can take a water taxi across the water to National Harbor. We definitely plan to come back during warmer weather to enjoy this area.

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Ridge, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

At the end of King Street sits the waterfront. The norm of stores and restaurants. Nothing special other than some nice views of the Potomac and in the distance the National Harbor. All in all in is not very big and it seems like access to different areas depends on which street your on.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited Old Town Alexandria in early December, so the waterfront was not at its best. However, it was still full of people and activity. It is a very nice waterfront but, in fairness, there are many cities with waterfronts that are nicer and more extensive then this one. The best part about visiting Old Town is the King Street... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Potomac river is blooming with activities, and it's also a nice place to be when you're at the Old Town of Alexandria. A boat ride to watch the sunset is highly recommended, as you can feel the best of Old Town Waterfront.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Potomac River with its activities await visitors. You can stroll along the river, enjoy the bike path or take a boat ride. The ferry to DC leaves from this area as well. Or you can relax on a bench and watch the world go by. It is about a mile and a half from the King Street Metro worth... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walks thought a series of Art exhibits and crafts were very rewarding. The waterfront is a must site

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old Town is in the midst of a legal battle that will define the future of the Old Town Waterfront, which varies from pleasant with a boardwalk along the water to somewhat abandoned and shabby, where Oliver Carr Co. wants to build a highly contentious hotel. The denizens don't want anything to happen, fearing traffic congestion and a loss of... More 

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alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Old Town Waterfront in Alexandria is full of beauty and history. We love to go through the Torpedo Factory and see the art displays. We enjoy seeing the street artists displaying their talents on the King Street Waterfront. The walk along the park is very beautiful. We love the mix of old and new on the waterfront. The shops... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Located on the Waterfront. There are a lot of little artist studios under one roof. You can watch them working and ask questions. There are so many styles it can get a little overwhelming. A walk along the waterfront is a nice way to end an afternoon.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Too many restaurant choices and don't miss the Torpedo Factory. This is a cute and beautiful town with plenty to do.

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