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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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Great park for wide range of activities!

The Gravelly Point Park is one of my favorite park that border lines Virginia with Washington DC. The park is located next to the Reagan National Airport where you have a first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Gravelly Point Park is one of my favorite park that border lines Virginia with Washington DC. The park is located next to the Reagan National Airport where you have a first hand view of the airport runway with a spectacular view of planes taken off and landing. The view of planes flying over your head at a low height... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

With all the problems and regulations since 9/11, there are very few spots to watch planes this close on any given day, short of having a ticket and being in the airport itself. The park is immediately at the north end of the airport and all you need to do it is pull up and put your feet up.

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alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fun place to go and hang and watch the planes come in and go out from Reagan National! The planes are directly overhead! Very dramatic and thrilling! There are a few picnic tables and lots of area for the little ones to run around. I like to get out of the car and walk down the path to the open... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's just an awesome place to go to and watch planes take off and land almost on top of you. I would give it a perfect score if parking weren't such a pain during warm weather weekends. Seems like everyone goes there. People park there to go ride their bikes on the trail or go for a walk. There is... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This park is just off the George Washinton Parkway (and you can ONLY access it from the northbound lanes - if you're heading south, exit at Reagan and then get back on heading GWP North and it will be the first exit). Most people come here for one of two reasons: park and watch the planes landing and taking off... More 

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King George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a simple park with lots of running space on the shore of the Potomac river between Crystal City and Reagan National Airport. Facilities are minimal (a few picnic tables and porta potties), but the big draw here is the airplanes. They fly super close and it's fun to go watch them. Selfies with an airplane are popular here.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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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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