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One of my favorite spots!

True, the largest aircraft you'll see here is a B 757 but it's still a rush to have planes landing... read more

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Unique experience you should not miss

I experienced this site in 1984 when a friend took me and my girlfriend here. Ever since then I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

True, the largest aircraft you'll see here is a B 757 but it's still a rush to have planes landing right over your head. While you're welcome to go on days when the pattern is for aircraft to take off over Gravelly Point (aka Airport...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I experienced this site in 1984 when a friend took me and my girlfriend here. Ever since then I have continued to search for a similar experience to show my wife and kids. Nothing comes close as these planes do before hitting the runway. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gravelly Point is a nice sized park on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. In addition to rugby and soccer games on the field, there is ample space for picnicking, running around, sunbathing, and most exciting of all: plane spotting! You can sit here...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

1  Thank arkalgud
Reviewed August 21, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 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!

1  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

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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

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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.

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Vicky C
July 21, 2018|
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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|
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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.