We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gravelly Point Park

Is this your business?
Review Highlights
Mind Blowing views of a landing aircraft

Clearly this is one of my most favorite places to watch airplanes landing and taking off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Herndon, Virginia
via mobile
Great view of planes taking off

Gravelly Point is the place in DC to catch a view of the planes taking off in DC. It's easy to get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arlington, Virginia
Read all 236 reviews
All photos (75)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-228-3969
Reviews (236)
Filter reviews
228 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsreagan national airportwatch planespotomac riverporta pottiesplane spottingboat rampwind directiongreat place to watchtaking offplanes comingplay soccerpack a lunchvernon trailportable toiletscrystal citywashington dcrunway
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 228 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly this is one of my most favorite places to watch airplanes landing and taking off. Personally, I prefer when the landing is over Gravelly point. Literally, the aircraft flies about 30-40 ft over your head just before it lands at national airport. There is...More

Thank arkalgud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gravelly Point is the place in DC to catch a view of the planes taking off in DC. It's easy to get to off of GW parkway. I often stop by here when I'm running on the Mt. Vernon trail for a few minutes. You...More

Thank JM21237
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice large space to look for planes landing and take off from Ronald Regan airport. Huge space for parking , great for picnics take your cooked food and enjoy by the river side or just enjoy jogging or cycling!

Thank VPRBhuj
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Love taking a bucket of chicken and the kids here to watch the planes take off. Easy to get in and out and usually enough parking except on busy weekends. Cheap activity for children and great view of the river and the city. Sometimes bike...More

Thank BarelyThereArl
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Lots of people like to be right under the belly of the airplanes as they take ofd or land. This is the closest park area for that.

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A green park going North on the George Washington Parkway along the Potomac River, just North of Ronald Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA. Heading North out from Old Town Alexandria or Arlington National Cemetery, you will find a great park to relax and view Washington...More

Thank r0bertp0s
Reviewed July 18, 2018

A nice park for a stroll, launching your boat, or plane spotting. It is well kept and scenic. The only bathroom facilities are portable toilets.

2  Thank SmulchY
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great place to watch the planes land at Reagan National Airport. They planes come in so low it seems like they are going to hit you.

1  Thank PatH1957
Reviewed June 27, 2018

this is a great place to go in the Arlington area. you can watch the planes take off and land from Reagan airport. you can really feel the power of the planes and as you wave at the planes you feel the passengers are waving...More

3  Thank michelepH87DD
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Planes landing at Reagan National Airport fly right over. What a thrill for people of all ages. Just be aware of the weather. It gets very hot in the summer and there is little shade. Parking is available.

1  Thank Peg W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Arlington
Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport
618 reviews
.54 miles away
DoubleTree by Hilton - Washington DC - Crystal City
3,185 reviews
.61 miles away
Americana Hotel
1,523 reviews
.64 miles away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City - National Airport
1,931 reviews
.64 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 959 restaurants in Arlington
Sky Dome at Doubletree Crystal City
391 reviews
.62 miles away
King Street Blues
291 reviews
.60 miles away
Potbelly Sandwich Works
56 reviews
.57 miles away
Morton's The Steakhouse
174 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 140 attractions in Arlington
Tomb of the Unknowns
3,669 reviews
.80 miles away
Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
844 reviews
.80 miles away
Long Bridge Park
48 reviews
.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Vicky C
July 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from James N | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing any grills there, I would check with park police before doing so.
July 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Since it’s on the path of final approach into Reagan National I think you’d be in serious trouble if you set off fireworks there.