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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #4 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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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 NEW

.. 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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42 reviews 42 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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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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489 reviews 489 reviews
101 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped for about 2 hours here before heading home,much too short.Nice places to eat ,boat rides on the Potomac,and a refurbished warehouse that has been turned into an artist area.The short time we were there we were entertained by a few street performers that were very good.We will be back soon.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Alexandria Old Town has many small boutiques and it is a perfect day trip for us. We live about 1 hour 20 minutes from Old town and we will definitely spend more time in this area.We love to walk around the Alexandria waterfront area, and continue to the small park left side to the waterfront. If you come to this... More

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seattle washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Some cool artists. Wide variety of things to buy. It's right on the Potomac. There are 3 floors. Restaurants right across the street.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful spot to sit and relax and enjoy some ice cream and just people watch. Nice breeze coming off the water and little eateries nearby.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The waterfront area is very relaxing after seeing every shop in Alexandria we had a great lunch looking out at the water waiting for our boat ride home.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a great view of the Potomac. National City, with its huge Ferris wheel, lights up in the distance. There are restaurants and shops on the waterfront, and water taxi's are available to take you to other parts of the DC area.

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