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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Old Town Waterfront is a relaxing place! You can sit and relax and watch people working on the docks. There are good restaurants and shops. The boat tours are the best! They take you out on the Potomac and its so relaxing and you take in the scenery. It's a lovely place!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We live nearby and go down often to walk, watch the boats and enjoy lunch on the deck. The Torpedo Factory is a big favorite. It is a large, three story building filled with artist studios, two art galleries and shops to buy first-quality hand crafted art of all kinds. Always fun.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Had brunch here on a warm and busy Sunday. Make sure you have a reservation. The line to get to the reservation desk was long and our table wasn't ready even though I was right on time for the reservation. The food was good, but pricey -- although you can't beat a 99-cent mimosa! Salad bar was nice and the... More

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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