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We love this town.

Great area at the end of the free trolley ride through town. Great view. We love visiting this town any chance we get.

Reviewed October 8, 2015
Vickie F
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great area at the end of the free trolley ride through town. Great view. We love visiting this town any chance we get.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a pleasant place to stroll, even in the frigid cold of winter. Watch the boats on the river, browse in the craft shops, and have a coffee at Starbucks. The trolly bus runs down King Street to the waterfront, and it's a pleasant place to visit.

Thank Atheoretical
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2015

A nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon or a Saturday evening. It has really changed from even 10 years ago.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Basic waterfront with a few restaurants and an artist center. Views are nice but not exceptional. Worth a stop if you are on King Street, but not a special trip

Thank DestinationMoon
Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2015

There is usually something going on here. The people, water, shops are always fun to watch and investigate.

Thank Judy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The torpedo factory( Collection of different artists where you can actually visit their studios!)the wharf area and the restaurants in old town were excellent. A must see if you're visiting DC.

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

A very quaint and relaxed piece of Northern Virginia. Situated right on the Potomac River. Excellent dining and atmosphere. A great place to walk around or rent a bike. Great biking right in the city and nearby. Worth a side trip or an evening destination.

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Santa Fe
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

Touristy, over priced. Nothing but shops and average quality restaurants. Extremely crowded, parking expensive. Take the metro.

Thank KarumbaSantaFe
Delaware, Ohio
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was a pleasure walking on the waterfront after dinner. There are so many restaurants in the area, so there was lots of folks out and about. Don't miss if you are in the area.

Thank Susan L
United States
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

the area has beautiful views of the river and the maryland countryside as well as wasington dc. there are good restaurants near by and all of it is walkable. great to enjoy on a beautiful day.

Thank drudol

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