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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #4 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Waterfront in Old Town is an excellent location where to spend a lot of fun time, playing beach volley, enjoy your dog or simply take a walk on the trail reserved to the pedestrian. Great location where to spend time having a picnic in a warm weekend, well connected with the Mont Vernon Trail frequented especially by bicicles. An... More

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is such a cute city. I have family that lives nearby so we spent a lot of time here. There are so many shops and restaurants, boutiques. Just so many places to browse in. We went there at least 3 - 4 times over he weekend. We were there over a holiday weekend so parking was a bit tough.We... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

small area with docked yachts and tourist boats, overlooking the Potomac river and across to the national harbour and to DC. Tourist boats operated from here. taking you to the national Mall in DC ( about 40mins) and national harbour water taxi, ( about 20 min) The Torpedo factory is on the waterfront, now converted into artist studeos

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desoto, mo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were there when they had a wooden boat display & chowder cookoff. They also were having a homemade boat race but didn't have time to stay & watch. there were some crazy fun homemade boats, fun to check out.

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Louisa, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Dynamic, exciting, peaceful and beautiful place to watch people and the Potomac. Right next to the Torpedo factory, the marina and Chart House, take your dogs, walk or sit back and enjoy the scenery and the tourists along the waterfront.

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RI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

liked the charter boats and water taxis. relaxing but nothing that out of the ordinary. We were there in September. enjoyed the view of the ferris wheell across the Potomac. Enjoyed watching the Baseball fans take the water taxi to the Nationals Game.

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Atlanta, Ga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

.. and people, joggers, dog walking, boats. I cant say a lot about a waterfront walkway. Sun was shining, nice little stair side fountains.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely waterfront with restaurants. We were there in September and it had many street performers and music during the evenings. Kid friendly. Easy location for boat trips.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lovely spot to walk , relax by the Potomac or browse the local shops.Enjoy a meal locally and then relax in this area. Great.

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Centreville, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Always something interesting going on in this trendy yet family friendly location. Perfect for that romantic night with someone special, with a ton of restaurants to dine at and even more to share some drinks. A stroll along the pier and maybe an ice cream for the kids...very relaxing!

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