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Gravelly Point Park

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George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-228-3969
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Fun for kids!

Planes landing at Reagan National Airport fly right over. What a thrill for people of all ages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peg W
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Arlington, Virginia
Good fun, especially for aviation enthusiasts.

Fun park with ample space on the Potomac River. The key attraction is the proximity to DCA... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steeleboss316
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Arlington, Virginia
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George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
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"reagan national airport"
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"porta potties"
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"boat ramp"
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"plane spotting"
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"main runway"
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"wind direction"
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"great place to watch"
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"taking off"
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"planes coming"
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"pack a lunch"
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"crystal city"
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"vernon trail"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun park with ample space on the Potomac River. The key attraction is the proximity to DCA: planes taking off/landing fly right over your head! The park otherwise has plenty of green space for spreading out, picnicking, or throwing the ball around. Gravelly Point Park...More

2  Thank Steeleboss316
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here in my youth, just to watch the aircraft taking off and landing. Now, even though I no longer live in the area, I always make sure to bring my children here and have a picnic when we visit the area. There...More

Thank James N
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Regan airport is situated on the banks of the Potomac river. Gravelly point is a huge grass land/Park where the locals and tourists can spend their evenings Interestingly. The flight landings happen every couple of minutes and are wonderful to see from beneath, as close...More

Thank kalyan1806
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We picked this location to park and ride our bikes in to watch the Cherry Blossom Parade. After that we checked out the sites around the National Mall, and ate lunch at the waterfront. It is an easy bike ride along the Potomac, about 3.5...More

2  Thank A3698YVjonc
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Big hit for anyone who likes to see planes passing low overhead; not a lot otherwise going on. The planes are perhaps 300ft overhead either landing or taking off depending on wind conditions - low enough to make for a thrill as the roar by.

1  Thank millercd
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of aviation this is a must do when you’re in Washington DC! This park is just beyond the runway as planes coming into Reagan international are landing. Planes are only about 150 to 200 feet above your head as they cross...More

1  Thank James D
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Gravelly Point is a little park right next to Reagan National airport. The planes fly over your head so low you feel like you could jump and touch them. There are a few picnic tables in the park, and a bike path goes through it....More

1  Thank Valerie C
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Great for walking around. Do not come here if you dislike dogs, because they are everywhere! Mostly leashed, thankfully. The nearby snackbar is suitable for minor treats and water.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Cool spot to be able to watch the planes take off. It's actually a boat ramp but they have plenty of room to watch the planes take off. The kids there loved it and it's cool to watch them take off for a little while.

Thank dillon_sheffield00
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rhymeandreason42
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Joe K | Reviewed this property |
There is a metro stop at nearby Reagan airport.
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daniellatzvi
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
Not really but plenty of green space near the parking lot.
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HoneyBecka
June 24, 2017|
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Response from EdHaze | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does get crowded for July Fourth. Note you can only access the parking lot when traveling north on GW parkway. Often the field when people usually picnic or play games is packed with cars and trucks. Technically you... More
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