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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 28 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors

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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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884 reviews 884 reviews
425 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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169 reviews 169 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped by here today in the middle of my run up the Potomac. Lots of folks were there playing frisbee and a few Professional Whiffleball League games were going. There were several portalets and parking. Right on the Potomac river and directly under the Reagan National flight path. Wow!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even for people that live in the area, this is a hidden gem. Parking is available off of the GW Parkway (going Northbound only). Lots of room to walk around and watch the planes take off from nearby National Airport. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, the planes will be either landing or taking off overhead. Watching them... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stop by here every time we visit the area. Such a small thrill to watch the giant planes take off an land just feet above your head.

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