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Old Town Waterfront

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Address: Alexandria, VA
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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
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Relaxing walk out night!

Very calm and quiet evening at the waterfront after dinner! Great area to walk with family, pet friendly place.... Love it Will visit again

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nelson Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very calm and quiet evening at the waterfront after dinner! Great area to walk with family, pet friendly place.... Love it Will visit again

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Thank Nelson Z
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The town shows recent movies on the big screen in the park by the waterfront. Food trucks lined up around the park so that you can get your snacks. Bring your Beach blanket or a small folding chairs to enjoy a nice evening out in the park.

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Thank Weston M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Good..MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS. VERY busy; crowded. Good service and delicious food. Very busy waterfront. Park at parking garage

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Thank Joni B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a very interesting place to visit. Only one (expensive) restaurant with a river view, I expected more than that.

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Thank Hans N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great people watching spot. Nice to watch the boat traffic on the river. Recommend taking the water taxi to national harbor or catch the baseball boat to a Nationals game. Another great time is the old town tours. Great learning opportunity. Guides are knowledgeable, humorous and professional.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was a very nice and quite area to stroll in the evening. There are many shops nearby but most close by 7 pm.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for a ferry to National Harbour ,MD .The place is nice and happening . Alive during late hours .Some nice eating places. You can take a ferry to National Harbour which is pretty good with deep sea and if you go in the evening , you get to see nice relaxing and beautiful sunset.Water front has some nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Town area is more charming than the waterfront. Lots of boats moored in the marina. Some places to eat and some to sit.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Alexandria Oldtown waterfront is one of those sightseeing events that never grows old. This is particularly true if you have a pet to walk through the multiple parking areas. The scenes are quaint, picturesque, and soothing. In advance, get there early because parking can be difficult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk and feed ducks. Doesn't have a playground for children. We enjoyed walking the dog and tossing bread to the ducks. Great restaurants to pop in for an app and a drink. Most accommodate dogs and provide water. Movie in the Park is great!

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