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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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Charming waterfront in Old Town

Grab a sandwich or ice cream cone and wander down to the waterfront. Lovely on a nice day and y can see the Capitol in Washington as well as take a boat ride or just relax with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Grab a sandwich or ice cream cone and wander down to the waterfront. Lovely on a nice day and y can see the Capitol in Washington as well as take a boat ride or just relax with the ducks.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Quaint and picturesque are the best adjectives to describe Alexandria at Christmas. The old world quality and friendly people on the banks of the Potomac decorated for our favorite holiday. The only thing missing was a little snow! So much to see and do. Lovely walks along the waterfront or down the little streets and walkways take you back to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I and my family just love to visit the waterfront area in Old town especially on the weekends. There is a family park and lots of different shops. You will also find entertainers of various kinds; from glass musicals to balloon musical displays. There is also a museum very close to the waterfront, it was free when we visited. Overall,... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Posh. Peaceful. Eclectic. Trendy. Unique. This waterfront enclave has everything that a seasoned traveler could ask for. Ample shopping, including a dynamic mix of upscale, chain, and local retail. An amazing selection of restaurants, especially seafood, brunch, and tapas. Rich cobblestone road culture replete with street performers, charming locals, and a bevy of dogwalkers.

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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love this area to walk around and shop/eat. Trendy shops with good restaurants. If you have time kill a little time in this area

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Lees Summit, Mo
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322 reviews 322 reviews
121 attraction reviews
871 helpful votes 871 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lots of activities near here but especially in the summer and fall and spring. Good places to eat nearby as well.

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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful, lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Everywhere I went friendly people. Had so much fun here!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It feel so peaceful walking around the water front , the views are awesome, There were restaurants and shops at the water front and nearby stroll up or down King street

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been to Old Town Alexandria countless times but during a date with my husband we decided to venture beyond where we normally go. Who knew??? A beautiful harbor, shops and restaurants. Serene waters with a border of grass/trees and areas to sit and take it all in. It's reminds you of life's simple pleasures and with all of the... More 

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Giza
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great for walking, watching birds and chitchatting with street artists. There is a water taxi one can take a ride in the Potomac but it starts operation in February.

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