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Gravelly Point Park

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Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-228-3969
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My place of Solace

Gravelly Point Park is so cool to sit in the grass, watch directly across to the runway, and follow the entire path of a plane departing from the start. I can see the departing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gravelly Point Park is so cool to sit in the grass, watch directly across to the runway, and follow the entire path of a plane departing from the start. I can see the departing plane start to move forward and in a flash the plane is down the runway, shooting for the sky, over the top of my head and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having departed/arrived from National many times, I have driven by Gravelly Point Park and thought it would be a good place to take our son. We did that this evening, grabbing takeout from District Taco on the way. For a little boy, and his father, who love to watch airplanes, it was terrific. Departures from National fly directly overhead before... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As far as picnic spots, this one has the river, a place to bike/run/walk, and space for playing ball. The chief draw is the adjacent National Airport. When the planes are landing from the north, they fly low and loud over the park. It's quite an experience for the big jets to come blasting in right overhead. There is also... More 

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Located at the end of the main runway at Reagan National Airport, the park is a great place to sit and watch commercial planes as the take-off and land. You can watch the planes as they begin the roll down the runway and feel the power from the engines as they pass overhead.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Take a chair and a cooler, go park on the vast lawn at Gravelly Point and experience the adrenaline rush when that noisy aircraft woosh over your head and kicks up the smoke as it touches down at the neighboring Ronald Reagan airport. What a thrill!

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This free park has a boat launch, bike/walking path and extensive lawn area to watch planes land and take off from Reagan National Airport. Plenty of parking.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Gravelly Point was part of our bicycle stops following the Mt. Vernon Trail from the Crystal City Shops onto the Jefferson Memorial. As others have mentioned—this is the BEST place to view the planes taking off from Reagan Airport—they go right over your head! Whether you’re in awe of flights or not—there’s a giddiness felt when a machine that large... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Bert busy park most always, excellent view of planes lee parting and arriving Regan International airport.. Planes literally fly right over your head.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved eating lunch at this breezy spot on the Potomac and watching the planes come in with a roar, so touch-ably close it gave me goose bumps. So much fun.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Gravelly point sits at the end of the runway at Regan National Airport. Planes literally are landig so close over you head you can almost reach up and touch them. There are tables for picnics ans lots of grass and shade trees. The park sits on the banks of the Potomac River. Take your Off Spray because the gnats and... More 

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