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“Picture Perfect”

Old Town Waterfront
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$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
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$150.00*
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2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 92 things to do in Alexandria
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

A nice place to relax after a walk through Old Town. There's a reason that for 4 ice cream / yogurt places within a block of the waterfront. If you come on a good-weather afternoon or evening, be prepared for crowds - families, tourists, dogs. Great place for photo-ops, overlooking the water. If you come early, don't miss the Torpedo Factory! Lots of different visual artist studios. Also bring cash - there are performers who sing and perform magic and play instruments, and sometimes the parrot rescue group is there, you can take pics with the birds for a donation.

Thank Anna U
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

A perfect place in a sunny afternoon. We watched a street musician, who was as pleasant as he was adept.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Lots to explore. great shops, restaurants for everyone. German, French, Colonial American, Asian Fusion. Watched a sailing school class with children--exciting. beautiful places for picnics, watching the water.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Kind of boring, but does have a walking path. I'm not a big fan of the polluted Potomac, but it certainly is a wide river and if you are interested, this is as good of a place as any to view it from.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I lived near Old Town for over 3 years, it's cute, quaint and a good place to take out of towners or a date for a cozy dinner. There is not much to the waterfront and parking or accessing can be quite difficult but you will have a view to DC and a water taxi available.

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