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“Relax and enjoy the water”

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 90 things to do in Alexandria
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Canton, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Relax and enjoy the water”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

No, it's not a huge waterfront area, but quaint, quiet and relaxing after the crowds of visitors in Old Town. Torpedo Factory with enough artists and their works to satisfy everyone's taste in art is right at the wharf. Lots of restaurants.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
“A rare treat for a washington visitor”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

For those who tire of the washington monuments, museums and other sites on and near the mall, a break at the Old Town waterfront is exactly what's in order. If you are located in DC, take the Metro to the King St station, then hop on the free trolley that will take you for the ride all the way to the waterfront. Stroll along the waterfront area north, then come back to King St and sample one of the eateries as you enjoy window shopping and people watching. For those with families, they will particularly enjoy Paradiso Pizza or Le Madeleine, or if they are a bit more adventuresome, the Taverna Cretekou with its simple Greek fare is always a memorable experience. Watch for the opening of Vaso's Kitchen soon on King St near Fayette. This has been a local favorite for decades (see Trip Advisor reviews), and is moving to this more convenient location.

Visited April 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Take a walk...”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Old Town Waterfront is an excellent walk along the river; but, there is also lots of interesting thing to do, see, and eat just a block or two from the waters edge. I recommend to forget the whole planning ahead thing, just walk, find, and enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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Long Island, NY
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4 reviews
“Pretty Views!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

nice little area filled with lots of boats & a lovely view of the river! Nice area to walk in & visit some seafood restaurants & museums. Crew teams practice up & down the river, too!

Visited March 2013
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Washington, DC
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect area/Great choices”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Too many choices restaurants, bars, etc. Boat rides on the Potomac. Great place to visit. Enjoy everything within the area. Once you have parked everything is within walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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