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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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A plane watchers dream & nifty park along the Potomac

Okay, if you have little kids this is an awesome FREE stop in Arlington. Pack a little lunch and come to the park to eat and watch the planes RIGHT overhead landing at Reagan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JeanieBeanieD
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Planes taking off or landing right on top of you - noisy and spectacular. Lots of people there for picnics, soccer, fishing, hiking and biking. Nice outdoor area, and the planes. Don't go if you have sensitive ears.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, if you have little kids this is an awesome FREE stop in Arlington. Pack a little lunch and come to the park to eat and watch the planes RIGHT overhead landing at Reagan National. I mean it, RIGHT overhead. Bring a Frisbee. Watch the jet skis on the river and the powerboats. Beware the macadam running/bicycling path. Serious runners/bicylists... More 

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was far the best. I was little nervous at first but after a few planes over my head I was so excited. Took videos and photos. I do recommend this for sure.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely way to enjoy a relaxed evening, watching planes take off. There is a trail, and a nice park, but yes the planes taking off from Reagan is really amazing!

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect location for watching the planes in and out of Washington National Airport. Parking can be tricky at times. However, it's also accessible by foot if you get off at the airport Metro strop and walk down from there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for families with toddlers, airplane freaks, sports jocks, young lovers, cyclers, the air is fresh, views vast, the planes real close above and you can stay as long as you like unhurried. Some monuments in DC are visible. There's a paved bike path, ample paved parking lot, several port-o-lets, and even a ramp to put boats in/out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Borrow a capital bike share, cruise across the bridge to Alexandria and stop here on the way for some cheap thrills. Good plane spotting and people watching as many gather here for a picnic. The view going back towards DC is a lot of fun! Great, less touristy way to see something that makes DC special.

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Thank Trace M
Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local and like to stop by Gravelly Point every now and then to enjoy the jet traffic. I may be wrong but I think this park sprung up out of nowhere because people started gathering here to watch the planes. At one spot in the park, you are in alignment with National's runway and planes, whether landing or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to enjoy an evening watching planes land or take off from DC airport. A great picnic place for family and also a nice park for fishing

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat to pause and watch the planes taking off or landing. It is especially stunning to see the plans approaching ocher head to land, as you have watched them take the convoluted path down the Potomac and then straighten out to land. Walkable from Crystal City - a treat for tourists looking for something quite different.

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