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Gravelly Point Park

George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
703-228-3969
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Arlington
Type: Parks
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Martinsburg, WV
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The first good day of spring and we went here to watch the planes!! Love this place!! Always a thrill to see the planes so low!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

On a windy and cold early spring day, I drove North on the George Washington Parkway to Gravelly Point. There the parking lot was surprisingly filled with limos, trucks and cars. Most of the people stayed in their cars because they probably had been there many times. People come here to watch the descending planes landing at Washington Reagan National... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I sometimes stop at this park when biking the Mount Vernon Trail. The park itself is nothing special -- the cool thing about this park is watching the planes land and take off at National Airport. It feels like the planes are just a few feet overhead (they're probably more like a few hundred feet overhead) and you can really... More

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Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love airplanes. This park sits next to the Potomac just off the north end of the main runway at DCA. When they're landing to the South the big passenger jets skim the grass on their final approach (well almost). National Airport has one of the twistiest landing approaches in the world and the planes bend around the river and... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Visited here over the summer on a motorcycle ride and it was perfect. Great place to set up and have a picnic and some wine and watch the airplanes take off and land, as well as watch the folks having fun in the water on boats and jet skis.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We went to watch the planes land on the our ride home. There's a large park here and a pond with ducks. My 3 year old niece enjoyed it.

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Vienna, VA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
26 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Depending on the weather, this venue at the north end of Reagan National Airport will find planes taking off or landing. Most of the time the plane watching is fun. Be aware that the parking lot can be hangout on weekend evenings with music and plenty of teens and young adults. Don't even try to go here to watch the... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is an exciting spot to watch airplanes land and take off. They fly right over your head at a very low altitude. The kids will love it as well as the adults. Take your camera and get some great shots. Plenty of parking, a place to picnic, a beautiful view and porta potties are available. It's located just north... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The park is at the north end of runway 1/19. Depending on the wind direction it is a great location to watch planes either landing or taking off. There is also a boat ramps and very active biking / running trail. Parking at the park can be hard to come by in the summer months with nice weather. Please pay... More

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Fulshear, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great spot to visit on you way out of town, leaving via Reagen airport. Get to see the planes up close and personal!

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