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Gravelly Point Park

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Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-228-3969
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Hard to find the entrance but worth a visit

This is a good park right on the Potomac river and near the airport so you can watch planes land and take off if you are into that type of action. The hard part is finding the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chapingrande
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Virginia
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good park right on the Potomac river and near the airport so you can watch planes land and take off if you are into that type of action. The hard part is finding the entrance as you are on the GW Parkway and have to travel past it to get to it if you are going southbound... More 

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Reston, VA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a an open park-like area with not much going on besides the fact that you can see miles in each direction on the Potomac River. A quiet open place, and the funnest part for kids and adults alike is that you can watch planes take off from and land at National Reagan airport from a vantage point.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is a pretty good size, and is located on the Potomac River, just North of Reagan National Airport. Huge open fields to play soccer, or throw a Frisbee. Jogging trail runs through the park. Great views of the monuments in DC. Restrooms available. The best thing is that you can watch airplanes take off and land. It's loud,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I visited this place last week. It was very beautiful. Even though the weather was humid, the environment made it tolerable. The planes was landing and departing just above us. We had light picnic with my wife and enjoyed our Sunday. It is very neat and family friendly. People were walking their dogs and playing their children..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Gravelly Point Park is a great place to picnic, walk, run, or just watch the airplanes land & take off at the nearby Ronald Reagan Airport. Bring a blanket or chair and you're set for the day. Sunset views are spectacular with the added bonus of airplane lights at nighttime. Great place for families, or a relaxing day with your... More 

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a nice quick park to visit to see the planes taking off from National Airport. You can just stay in your car and watch the planes, so is good even in cold weather. We have stopped after picking up guests from National Airport and when going to or returning from Mount Vernon. We usually only stay about 10... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I went here today with my wife and child. It was a very nice area with the area being right in the path of flights taking off from a runway at Reagan National Airport. My one and a half year old son loved the airplanes at first, but then quickly lost interest and wanted to walk around and go towards... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The coolest park with landing planes so close you could hit them w/ a golf ball BUT better just to look at passenger's faces. On the river, bring a picnic and the kids to play

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little park adjacent to the Washington National Airport. Fun place to be in as you can see planes taking off or landing from a close distance. The Mount Vernon Trail runs through the park, so another advantage if you want to be active.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Such a great spot in DC - right on the Potomac and next to Ronald Reagan airport, you can't help but get goosebumps as the huge jets fly right above your head on their way in/out of DC. A great place to picnic, bike, fish, and relax with the DC landscape in the background.

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