Gravelly Point Park

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Gravelly Point Park
4.5

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Bob
Herndon, VA3 contributions
takeoffs and landings of planes
Sep 2021
The main attraction is the takeoffs and landings of planes of all sizes at Reagan International Airport. This park is situated on the Potomac river with an overview of DC, Washington Monument. Great place to sit, relax, have a picnic and enjoy the flights.
Written September 13, 2021
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Gohomegnome
Washington DC, DC95 contributions
Airplanes in action
Aug 2021
If you want to see airplanes take off and land... here’s your spot! Enjoy portable toilets, Capital Bike share and plenty of picnic ground. It’s a perfect area to bring the kids.
Written August 10, 2021
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN5,034 contributions
Tailgating Like No Other
Apr 2021
This small park is a great starting point for running or biking along the river. However, to say its main appeal is running or biking would misrepresent this park. The main draw is the takeoffs and landings of large planes at next-door Reagan International Airport. Especially at night, these takeoffs and landings are breathtaking. If you are traveling with kids of any age they will love this park. Pack food and drinks and tailgate as the big planes take off/land.
Written April 21, 2021
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Telf
Washington DC, DC93 contributions
Gorgeous views of DC skyline
Nov 2020 • Couples
Situated on the Potomac river with stunning views of DC. Great place to relax and watch the planes land/takeoff. Food and ice cream trucks on site. Great place for family adventure.
Written November 13, 2020
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Christine L
Grand Rapids, MI17 contributions
a hidden gem that is perfect for kids and adults
Mar 2020
We visited here with our two kids and just LOVED it. It was so fun to be able to see so many planes take off and land. We easily spent an hour or so here. My husband knows a lot about planes, so he would talk to the kids about what each plane was doing (wheels going up, wing flaps adjusting, etc...). We will definitely be back!
Written October 22, 2020
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,796 contributions
Cleared for Viewing
Feb 2020 • Friends
As a diehard travel enthusiast there is nothing more enjoyable than watching a jet fly over and land. There are not too many viewing points in the United States that beat Gravelly Point for up close plane viewings take offs and landings. Gravelly Point is an inlet and a small body of water separates the point from the airport. There is no charge to watch and there is parking. There are also some awesome views of Washington. Tip: A fun way to get there is via the bike trail. Sit back, bring a bottle of wine and enjoy.
Written February 9, 2020
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dudeman8
Hong Kong, China334 contributions
Great Place to Start Your Run
Jan 2020 • Solo
You can park at Gravelly to begin your run. Aim for Memorial Bridge and cross it to Lincoln Memorial. Run up to see him, say a few words and continue down to Washington Monument. It is one Mike. Then continue up the National Mall past Museums and landmarks. Then angle toward the White House if you like. Then back to Gravelly where you may see Marine 1 and escort.
Written February 3, 2020
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xlr8or
Cleveland, TN142 contributions
Awesome Plane Spotting!
Dec 2019 • Family
Stopped here when it was overcast and a light rain. Awesome aircraft spotting even with limited visibility. Since it was 100% humidity, the vapor coming off the plane wings was great! Will come again!
Written January 3, 2020
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Yilia J
3 contributions
Family
Nov 2019 • Family
I love bringing out of town family here. They love the experience they feel like they can touch the 🛫🛬
Written November 26, 2019
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Jonathan W
Rockville, MD18 contributions
Fun area to bike ride and watch the planes
Sep 2019
Pick a nice day, grab your bikes and head here for an easy fun bike ride. It was definitely worth doing once. We biked along the river, then had a picnic lunch watching the planes take off.
Written October 25, 2019
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