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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon
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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
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River separating Washington D.C. from Virginia.
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  • Average17%
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Amazing way to see both sides of the cities is by joining a cruise along the Potomac River where you get the overview of what the cities have to offer.

Thank MrsGNZ
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Like a supremely talented method actor, the Potomac adopts and sheds many personalities along its course, each lively, compelling and beautiful in its way. In the West Virginia headlands, it's rocky, relatively narrow and turbulent, surrounded by cliffs loaded with ancient fossils (trilobytes mainly); above...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a beautiful historic river. We were able to take a short ferry ride and I really enjoyed it.

Thank jhurlbert
Reviewed May 16, 2016

I had two opportunities here. Once in college we did a little cruise down the Potomac to get to Mt. Vernon. Very beautiful, clean, lovely landscaping. The second time was when I returned with my husband to take him here. Still as pretty twenty years...More

Thank Trina_P
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Ok this river is huge! Not sure why it gets a singular attraction on TA. There are some common and uncommon great places to enjoy the river: 1. Gravely Point (Watch the airplanes) 2. Theodore Roosevelt Island/Park 3. Georgetown river walk/restaurants 4. Kennedy Center view...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a beautiful river with countless scenic spots. Furthermore it’s readily accessible from numerous locations. The water was moving too rapidly in the places I visited for swimming though I did see people kayaking and boating. As for me, the Potomac is a great...More

2  Thank DarkRoads
Reviewed April 3, 2016

From Great Falls in the northwest to Mt. Vernon in the southeast, the Potomac River offers a variety of scenic areas to explore and enjoy while you are in the Washington, D.C. area.

1  Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed March 25, 2016

In a city which is busy, taking some time out to watch the water can provide a peaceful moment, we watch from the memorial bridge whilst walking back from Arlington cemetary

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed March 22, 2016

When I was in SF, I used to just watch the waters flow under the Golden Gate Bridge. I did this at one end of the Key Bridge in Arlington, just watching the Potomac roll on by. I love to watch the water.

Thank Manay
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Picturesque waterway in the Washington, D.C., area. Provides a nice break from the buildings and the concrete of the city.

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Potomac is a famous river in the USA.