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Old Town Waterfront

Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #4 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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472 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Chicago
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1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
292 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
66 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, VA
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435 reviews 435 reviews
203 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Alexandria harbor continues to be a place where a lot is happening. A marina with boats moored; a dock with boats available for harbor tours, a trip to Nationals Park or a ferry to National harbor; a stage for singing groups and individual artists; a small café for drinks and snacks; and a venue for small shops. Take advantage... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good restaurants and bars. Good place for scenic pics on the Potomac River. Street performers doing their things. Dinner cruises up the river are available.

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Taylor
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were on vacation and walked all around the waterfront. Beautiful view and great pictures. We did come to find out there are lot more people on Saturday night than on Tuesdays. Be sure and stop in at the Torpedo Factory.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From water taxi's to restaurants to art displays, the Waterfront has it all. The shops were fun to browse and to sit and watch the boats moving up and down the Potomac was great.

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