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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #4 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On a warm day, it is so pleasant to sip a drink on one of the outside restaurant tables and watch the boats ride by or even tied up by the dock. The 'boat people' sitting on their dockside boats provide quite a colorful 'theatre' scene. The nearby boutiques are above average in their offerings.

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Washington DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have lived in Old Town for 30 years and still walk along the waterfront frequently. It is especially nice to stop by one of the four ice cream shops near by during the walk as a treat after dinner in one of the local restaurants.I hope you enjoy this area as much as we do.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The waterfront in old town Alexandria could be great...however there is nothing but the over priced and not so good Chart House on the waterfront. All other places are up King Street or Union Street. Lots of lost potential for water view.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The city dock is getting better all the time. With the addition of the Waterfront Market - the dock is a great gateway to Old Town. Next summer the new restaurant coming in the Food Court spot will make this a truly great place for locals and visitors.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good place to catch a boat for touring the DC Monuments or a water taxi to Georgetown or National Harbor. Lots of good (but somewhat overpriced) restaurants nearby and the Torpedo Factory is loaded with Artist studios.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The water front area is pretty and artsy. There are great restaurants and the torpedo factory. It's a nice area to people watch our just sit and relax.

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alexandria, virginia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice stroll for a water view of monuments down the river. Park like setting, at the pier see clowns, mimes, acts. A bench to people watch or stroll along the river to the park area. if you are looking for a PARTY scene, this is not it. Reach the water front from KING STREET. There is a water taxi that... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Maybe I was there to early in the year and it was just getting dark. It sure is not the center of fun in Alexandria and I hope it can get more development for touristic attractions in the future. Waterfronts usually pull me to stay but this one did not. Maybe next time because I sure hope to be back... More

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New York City, New York
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36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It is such a nice place to visit while in VA or DC. The gazebo's are so nice and you can see the Capitol from the waterfront.

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Gloucester, VA
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20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Suggest you take the free trolley down King Street to the waterfront. So lovely and on weekends, you will see folks and their dogs walking along the waterfront. We took the National Harbor ferry and though I wasn't impressed with the destination, did enjoy going under the Potomac Bridge.

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