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“Nice boat/river tours.”

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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice boat/river tours.”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The waterfront offers several boat tours. While visiting relatives in VA we took the evening monument tour. Being on the river on a warm summer evening was nice enough, however seeing the national monuments lit up at night was amazing. Sit in the bow of the boat for a better view and also better audio as the tour is pre recorded and plays over the loud speakers. The boat goes from the harbor in Alexandria to Georgetown. One way or round trip tickets available.

Visited August 2013
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baltimore
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413 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Lots Going On”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This area is very crowded. The line to buy your boat ticket was long, but the line to get on the boat was longer. If you plan to take the boat somewhere do it early, as the later in the day it gets the lines are really long.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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236 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

It's sooo relaxing. Just to walk around...or, take a water cruise...or visit some of the artists in the Torpedo Factory...or, stop by a bite to eat at some of the waterside restaurants. It never disappoints.

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quaint docks.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was secluded and perfect for a late night stroll! It was tucked behind a plaza and was pristine! Great view of the capitol!

Visited September 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sitting on the Dock of the Harbor”
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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