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Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria

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Must see · Pier / Boardwalk · Tourist Spot
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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  • Lovely Waterfront with beautiful views and nice restaurants , plenty of shops and walking distance to many quaint Old European structures and a large Art gallery  more »
  • Water taxi was closed but we enjoyed walking with great river view. If you are in the area you should visit at night as well. You can see town's lighting and ferris wheel  more »
  • We enjoyed people watching and looking at boats while we were waiting on our water taxi to take us back to Georgetown. Plenty of benches and things to see while there. Restaurants are plentiful and near the water for a great view. It's the perfect place to watch the colors of the sky change at sunset. A lovely area of Alexandria. Historic plus lots of shops and restaurants. Nice views from the pier at the end of King Street. One of our favorites. Park in the underground garage at the fountain.
  • A beautiful and quiet place to sit and enjoy lunch and the waterfront along the Potomac river. I highly recommend it for those in the area looking for gorgeous scenery and a relaxing experience in the heart of old town. Put it on your schedule and thank me later.

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