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Gravelly Point Park

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Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
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I use to visit Gravelly Point All the time alone. It was so much fun watching the planes. I use to sit for hours and enjoy the water and watching the planes take off. Now I have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I use to visit Gravelly Point All the time alone. It was so much fun watching the planes. I use to sit for hours and enjoy the water and watching the planes take off. Now I have someone really special in my life and she is from Richmond. I surprised her and took her there for the first time. She... More 

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Thank Beverly B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love bringing my son here after school, weekends, basically any time the weather is good. I even bring my dog here to walk/run around while my son's at school. It has plenty of picnic tables to enjoy some food and if there isn't any tables available take a lot around the grassy area surrounding you and pick a spot.... More 

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Thank HaulinHalls
Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nothing fancy -- a park along the Potomac River at the end of the runway to Reagan National Airport -- but, depending on the wind, planes either land or take off right over your head. Prepare little ones for the noise. Kids may also get a kick out of watching the "Duck Tours" leave the water and drive away. We... More 

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Thank Fred K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This park is a small strip at the end of National Airport. It is used mainly for launching the boat into the Potomac river. Many people come to this place just to take a break or to watch planes landing and taking off. Other than that, it is just a space with parking.

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Thank Prawet J
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

First of all, the weather was 75 in February, so it was a beautiful day. It was the perfect place to watch planes take off from Reagan National Airport. Every 2 to 3 minutes a plane takes off and we really enjoyed ourselves. We were going to dinner later, but this would have been a really nice place for a... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Maybe you live in a spot that doesn't get a lot of low flying planes and you'd like to experience the sight and noise of a plane taking off or landing. This is a nice spot -easy to get into and park. Other stuff to do here-but we just watched planes...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

You can get to this from the GW Parkway going north from the Regan airport. The exit is before the 14 Street bridge. It is a great place to picnic and watch the airplanes land. You can almost see the faces of the passengers. VERY NOISY. Free parking.

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Washington, D.C.
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Jets landing at DCA (Reagan National Airport) or taking off (depending on what ATC has directed) scream right overhead at Gravelley Point Park, making it one of the most unusual parks around. The jet underbodies are so close, you think you could reach out and touch them. The park is free, with plenty of parking and is the intersection of... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not only can visitors stand directly underneath planes during take-off or landing (depending on the wind direction), right at the north end of the main runway for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but they can also picnic or use the expanse of turf grass for any manner of athletic activity, or relax and enjoy the view of Washington, D.C.

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Thank Steve M
Washington DC, United States
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Greta place to watch planes fly in and out of DCA. Also has some picnic tables, bathrooms (porta-potties) and a sports field situated right along the river. Definitely a great place to get outside for a while.

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