Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront
4.5
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Old Town Waterfront is a very pleasant and pretty place to enjoy the water views of Alexandria. There are numerous restaurants, small shops, and benches where you can sit and enjoy the beauty. There's a river cruise that departs from this area as well. Many of the paths here are paved, which made it easier for everyone to walk. It's evident that the city takes very good care of this area, as everything was clean and well-maintained.
Written 11 March 2024
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KHATRI_TANZANIA
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a place where you can walk and spend your time in-front of a scenic waterfront. There are plenty of restaurants. This is one of the best place to take beautiful photos.
Written 21 September 2023
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Siobhan L
Belton, TX963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The Waterfront area has several parks, dozens of restaurants, a small sand filled beach area that kids loved to play in, shady trees, some nice park benches and easy access to several points of interest. The John Warner dock houses the Tall Ship Providence, the City Cruise water taxis are moored here for cruises to Georgetown and the National Harbor. The entire area is handicap accessible with paved pathways. The city has blocked car traffic off the 100-200 block area of King Street to be pedestrian friendly and houses over a dozen restaurants with inside and patio seating.
Written 6 September 2023
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nawedqasim
Fort Mill, SC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful place to spend your evening. Walk along the river is soothing and the place is well maintained with lot of restaurant options all around.
Written 2 August 2023
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MsKiesha
Alexandria, VA2,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Nice boardwalk with a lot of art everywhere, nice restaurants, small shops, and beautiful views. I had a really great time.
Written 30 July 2023
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TERRAvelista
London, UK17,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Descending on the main road after visiting Mount Vernon we came across this area, which is simply beautiful and well kept. We noticed you can take a ferry from here, which after a connection you can travel up the river to Washington - surely will have to do this in the future.

Lots of shops, restaurants etc right near this area.
Written 20 April 2023
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William T
Culpeper, VA618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We were in the area for a visit to Mt. Purrnon and a river cruise with limited time. There was so much to see in the Waterfront area so we must plan a return trip. Lunch at the Union Street Pub was a plus.
Written 4 April 2023
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ctimms125
Austin, TX71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We walked down here a few times and there is so much to do in and around the area. Places for kids, dogs, adults, couples, and families.
Written 29 January 2023
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DClocal
Washington DC, DC44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Alexandria’s riverfront is lined with lush public parks in its entirety (about 2 miles). The blocks at the end of King offer a number of restaurants on the water. In the last few years, the city has closed the blocks towards the water to traffic making it a lot easier to walk around and take in the public art and musicians by the water in the evenings. The views are tremendous with DC to the North and National Harbor to the South. If you like boats, I recommend walking along the marinas and seeing the yachts. In addition to the Water Taxi, you can also charter boat tours and cruises on the Potomac River that can take you by the National Mall or down to Mount Vernon. The kayaks also offer a fresh perspective for seeing the city.
Written 18 November 2022
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loka1960
Greensboro, NC255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I guess I was expecting small boutiques and local shops along King St. and was a little disappointed that all the stores are national chain stores. The area itself is very pretty and it was nice that they had the free trolley to take people around the area.
Written 23 October 2022
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