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Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria

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At Old Town Waterfront, stroll scenic riverside paths, dine at waterside restaurants, visit museums, and take themed boat tours. Located along the Potomac River, the area often bustles with street performers and musicians, and features exhibits of arts, archeology, and boats. Have a meal at one of the fine-dining restaurants at the site, walk or cycle along the 29 km (18 mi) trail, or explore centuries-old artifact collections. Don't be surprised if you meet a pirate aboard one of the cruise ships. Take time to ride a hybrid bike or bring man's best friend aboard for a canine boat tour. You can board a water taxi here for direct access to the National Mall, Nationals Stadium, and National Harbor. Work out when and for how long to visit Old Town Waterfront and other Alexandria attractions using our handy Alexandria trip tool .
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  • Happening place to go, best in Spring , early summer or early fall, lots of restaurants, sights and stores w that are interesting  more »
  • Good views while you sit on a bench or walk the boardwalk on the waterfront. There are several restaurants, street musicians, etc.  more »
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  • I love old town Alexandria. I have been coming here for 20 years and each year, new things keep coming up. They have recreated the waterfront and even expanded the area where the Rotary Club used to be. It is now a "park" for people to relax, have lunch and enjoy the beautiful view of the Harbour. I love my city!
  • This port town in Alexandria is a great spot to explore historical buildings along with the blooming cherry trees. The place is well-maintained and the streets are clean, I feel safe walking around. The waterfront is lovely especially at night.

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