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Old Town Waterfront

Address: Alexandria, VA
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$28*
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89%
Ranked #5 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Lees Summit, Mo
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318 reviews 318 reviews
120 attraction reviews
862 helpful votes 862 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Beautiful! Lots to do. I would give this 5 starts if there were no smoking. I'm a former smoker so I realize I am the biggest complainer about it. Seriously, smelled like a bar when I got back to the hotel

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We walked around during January & freezing but still beautiful. During the summer, you can take a water taxi across the water to National Harbor. We definitely plan to come back during warmer weather to enjoy this area.

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Ridge, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

At the end of King Street sits the waterfront. The norm of stores and restaurants. Nothing special other than some nice views of the Potomac and in the distance the National Harbor. All in all in is not very big and it seems like access to different areas depends on which street your on.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited Old Town Alexandria in early December, so the waterfront was not at its best. However, it was still full of people and activity. It is a very nice waterfront but, in fairness, there are many cities with waterfronts that are nicer and more extensive then this one. The best part about visiting Old Town is the King Street... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Potomac river is blooming with activities, and it's also a nice place to be when you're at the Old Town of Alexandria. A boat ride to watch the sunset is highly recommended, as you can feel the best of Old Town Waterfront.

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