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Old Town Waterfront
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$78.98*
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 88 things to do in Alexandria
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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376 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Unimpressed”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I found this unimpressive, as waterfronts go. There was not much to see. Very disappointing. It was just a few boat slips. There was a park, but nothing at all pretty, historical about it.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A day in the waterfront”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are visiting DC and are looking for something a little different from DC but not to far away, the Old Town waterfront is the place. With only a 15 min. drive from downtown, or a metro ride away, the waterfront if filled with cobblestone streets with great shops and restaurants including the Torpedo Factory where you can see artist working on there sculptures and painting. If you have a dog and happen to be looking for a place to walk him around and stop at a great restaurant, a lot of the restaurants have outside seating that allow your furry friend to join you.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

A visit to Washington DC is not complete unless you visit old town Alexandria and the water front. The place is so nice with a nice array of shops, restaurants, bars. One of the best spots for a night life in DC area. Try a boat trip from the waterfront to National harbor. At night, this would be a very romantic boat ride.

Visited November 2012
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Napa, California
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful at sunset!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Whenever we visit Alexandria, we spend one evening at the waterfront, enjoying the sunset and catching the Happy Hour at the Chart House. Best Happy Hour around! Beautiful are area!

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Love the Old Town Waterfront!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Old Town waterfront has everything! We stay at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel and check out the huge selection of restaurants and stores. It is a grand place for a fun date or family fun!

Visited February 2013
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