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“Nice for runs but not that scenic” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Potomac River

Potomac River
Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #77 of 232 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Group tours/city tour, Motor-boating, Biking, Canoeing
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Owner description: River separating Washington D.C. from Virginia.
Bergen, Norway
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“Nice for runs but not that scenic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

It's worthwhile to run along and you can go as far as you want. There is little to see nearby, yet still calming and not busy.

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Maryland
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“Ebbs and Flows”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

There are some beautiful parts of the Potomac and then there are some not-so-beautiful parts, but it does flow through our nation's capital, and overall, it's a definite scenic attraction.

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Alexandria, Va
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“Beautiful setting and view of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

There is a terrific bike trail along the river. Also good for walking.

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VA
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“A glorious river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

You can sail, kayak, row, boat, take a river taxi, bike along the trails and explore the gardens and monuments along the river. The George Washington National Parkway runs along the Virginia bank of the river from Great Falls down to Mt. Vernon and is well worth the drive. Gorgeous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Potomac River Tour Was Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

I totally disagree with the previous reviewer. July was an extremely rainy month in DC and because of that, lots of debree came down river. I live here. And took my nephew and his family 3 children under the age of 7 for a river tour on the NIghtingale. It was a 45 minute cruise, left from Georgetown and cost $11/person for Adults and $6 for Kids. The boat was cosey, you could by drinks soft/hard and snacks. Sit in the shade or the sun and relax. The highlights were seeing the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument from the water. It went as far as the airport and turned around. The tour was taped and I even learned a few things. 45 minutes was just long enough. Everyone enjoyed the boat ride and I will do it again.

Visited August 2011
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