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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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If you love airplanes, or like to run on a scenic route, this place is for you

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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
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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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