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“Sitting on the Dock of the Harbor” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town Waterfront

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 87 things to do in Alexandria
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Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sitting on the Dock of the Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Nice and quiet. Soothing watching people move about from the ferry, walking their dogs, and a caricaturist drawing free pics. I like the doggy water fountain. Many benches to sit overlooking the National Harbor in MD and the Washington monument in DC.

Visited August 2013
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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“Beautiful location and don't miss this if visiting Old Town Alexandria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We loved walking around the waterfront and especially were surprised at the The Torpedo Art Factory. It was a delightful place and offered some very unique art and craft shops by independent artists. Make sure you stop in and see what they've done with this building. The history of the site is also very interesting.

Our only disappointment was that the food court was closed and usually these sites offer a variety of options for our differing tastes. Missed that option.

Overall I'd highly recommend it and the view is wonderful and if you have time for a boat ride to Mt. Vernon that too is a great experience.

Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Family fun for the day.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

The waterfront area provides a lot of different activities for every walk of life. From eating to shopping. Walking to browsing. People watching to relaxing on the lawn of the various parks waterside. There are street vendors and so much to see.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Waterviews and More”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Old Town Alexandria's Waterfront offers one of the coolest spots in town. Breezes coming off the Potomac are refreshing on a hot day, but there is little shade on the Pier. A nearby park has shady trees, but few benches, so carry a blanket if you wish to dine in the park. Music, artists, restaurants, shops, and The Torpedo Art Factory plus boat rides round out places worth exploring and experiences worth pursuing.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Many wonderful shopping opportunities, delicious restaurants, an active nightlife, and beautiful views.

Visited August 2012
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