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Gravelly Point Park

George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
703-228-3969
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Ranked #13 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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322 reviews 322 reviews
136 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Throughout the year, Gravelly Point always attracts me. As a hiker and cyclist, it is a perfect place to start a ride or a hike. The Mt. Vernon trail passes through the park, and one can either head to Alexandria and Mt. Vernon in one direction, or Washington the other. Today I went to Washington. If you have kids and... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Watch planes land and take off while enjoying nice picninc food or fisbee or handball game or cyclying, you name it! Over all a good place to spend evening with family or friends! Parking is free but limited.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I usually run past this area from my hotel in Crystal City, but I've parked here many times for a run when I'm in the area but not staying. There's always been plenty of free parking, however I've always visited on weekdays; I imagine that on weekends it might fill completely.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Parking is limited (albeit free) and sometimes getting into the lot can be cumbersome but there are few other places where kids can safely watch planes take off and fly directly overhead. The grass isn't particularly well tended to, and the picnic areas are too close to the port a potties, which can really suck on a hot day. Still,... More

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Tappahannock
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75 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We go to this park almost every time we take a daytrip to DC. It is located along the Potomac River at the end of the runway for planes taking off and landing from Reagan International Airport. There are usually lot of families picnicking and playing and little kids really are impressed with the planes taking off and landing just... More

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Alexandria, VA
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130 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just north of National Airport, Gravelly Point is a good point from which enjoy the city from a different perspective. You can track the planes as they land, watch a soccer game, enjoy a picnic, get another view of the Potomac or simply look across at Washington. The Point is accessible by bike or foot off the bike path or... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

As planes land at National Aiirport, you can stand there looking up at their under bellies. Lot's of roaring noise for the kids. No food or shade.

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DC Metro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The easy way to get here is north bound, pull in, it's fun. Especially if the planes are in a south bound landing track. It's loud, but fun to see the planes so close.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Gravelly Point is a favorite spot for local residents to walk, bike, or drive to for great views of the city, the river, jets taking off or landing, and special events' fireworks displays. Bonus attraction this winter was the snowy owl who liked to sit between the airport taxiways.

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Martinsburg, WV
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3 attraction reviews
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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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