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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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 attraction reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Old Town Waterfront while taking a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria. There are many restaurants and three different ice cream shops in this area. On a clear day, you can look down the Potomac River and see the U.S. Capitol building.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were blown away by the upgrades that have taken place on the waterfront over the past 15 years. The river cruises are a must, as is a stroll through the Torpedo Factory, a glass of wine under the sun or stars either one, at any number of bistro type restaurants. We very much enjoyed a late afternoon cruise over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I biked there and easily found a place to lock my bike. I left my helmet on my bike and it wasn't stolen! The waterfront was very clean and family and pet friendly. If you don't like dogs, don't go on the weekend because they are everywhere! It was very nice and has a great selection of restaurants and stores... More

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