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Reviewed 4 days ago

The refurbished Waterfront is a delight. So many things to see, including other people there. There were two flash mobs when I last visited, two Sundays ago. And if you like commercial airplanes, there is about one every two minutes passing by en route to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SoCalNative1946
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between boardwalk and pea gravel, the path along the waterfront is lovely and extensive. Many spots to sit and watch birds, ducks, turtles.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Betty d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here 4 years ago with my mom. My walking tour ended here and it's a pretty area to walk around by the water.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving this 3 stars only because there was a major amount of construction going on while I was there. It is not a scenic destination given the construction. I would not give it one star because I am sure the construction will not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B5378QKjamesc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has developed into a great scenic view of the waterfront and across the river to National Harbor. Ferry service to the Harbor is readily available

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donschmincke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great area to walk around and see the views, people watch, window shop and/or get something to eat. You will see a lot. There are street performers, homeless, well dressed people, beautiful boats, great park areas, lots of construction.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the waterfront has been under repair for some time, a large part of it is accessible and looks great. Beautiful view onto the Potomac (which is clear there, unlike at the Georgetown Waterfront) and one can also see the National Harbor in Maryland...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elleoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s dirty! There’s trash all over the roads and sidewalks! There’s three different construction jobs going on at the same time! Lots of big trucks blocking roads, it’s a mess. I’m sure it will be better during the summer season, but I won’t be here...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The waterfront has things to offer for all ages. There is a nice place to stroll or sit by the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Madamine
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

I walked down King St on a rainy evening. As I got to the end of the street and near the waterfront, I could tell that renovations are taking place. I considered turning around but decided to continue. Maybe because it was a Tuesday or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from cathy h | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Boats can be boarded at the wharf in Old Town near the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Mashal A
February 21, 2018|
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Response from sage97 | Reviewed this property |
You can see the monument from the waterfront. It is in the distance. The only tall object in the skyline.
May 30, 2017|
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Response from tu-anhLOVE | Reviewed this property |
Hello There! I am not really sure, but honestly, they never get filled so really no need to buy it in advance because I always buy mine on a whim and have never had a problem. Georgtown is nice, but National Harbor is... More