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Gravelly Point Park

Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-228-3969
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Nice park on the North side of Reagan airport; plenty of parking, fields to play in and the Mount Vernon trail passes through the park.

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Bear, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

But it's the perfect place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July! It's fun to watch the airplanes take off and land at nearby Reagan National airport. Downside is that the facilities aren't very good.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We love this park - it's been a favorite of mine for years and now my family is hooked and we hook others all the time. So many people playing frisbees, riding bikes, jogging, kicking a soccer ball, fishing, climbing rocks, picnics, blankets, folding chairs...it's great. Right at the end of the runway for Reagan Airport. It's a short runway... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Go here and watch the airplanes landing at Reagan. They are directly over your head, and loud and cool. Kids will love it. There is also a nice bike and hiking trail, and its right on the river. There are soccer fields, and other play areas. Great place for a picnic.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been running straight through Gravely Point "Park" without stopping for 5 years. It is situated along the Mt. Vernon trail, just a couple miles from Memorial Bridge to the North and Old Town Alexandria to the South. Sure, it has fields, but I wouldn't call it a park. It's an ok place to watch planes take off, but that... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Because it was such a beautiful day on Veterans Day we decided to enjoy the great outdoors. Got some cupcakes from DC Cupcakes and the grandsons could eat them in the park and watch the planes land. Our son is a pilot so we love watching the planes. Great park along the Potomac and watch the planes landing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not the best as far as beauty, but it's VERY cool to watch the planes go in and out of DCA! I love to bring people here, and when I lived in Old Town, I liked to run or bike here. I recommend a visit during flying hours. =)

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Hidden Gem in DC!! Access is a bit convoluted but it is worth it!! I would go back over and over again. Perfect for family picnics, kids or just a solo walk, jog or bike ride. By far my favorite park in DC area.

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Chatham, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Gravelly Point park is only accessible from the northbound George Washington Parkway. It was not signed on the south side so we thought we had missed it. There are some picnic benches and when we were there some locals visiting to watch the planes and some families as well. The park is at the end of the runway and when... More 

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washington dc
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28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the best place in Washington to watch airplanes take off and land. It is great any time of the day or night. You can have a picnic or relax under the takeoff or approach pattern from National Airport. Bring a blanket and food then lay back and watch the planes. Depending on the wind they may land over... More 

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