Trip Planner:   USA  /  Virginia  /  Alexandria  /  Sightseeing  /  Old Town Waterfront

Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria

(4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. See Old Town Waterfront and all Alexandria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alexandria vacation builder.
map
Create a full Alexandria itinerary

Plan your trip to Alexandria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Alexandria by other users

7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Alexandria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Alexandria & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Alexandria BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Alexandria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Alexandria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • it's located on Southeast Waterfrong next to the Navy Museum, Yards parks and the MLB Nationals park. On southwest waterfront you have seafood restaurants, dinner cruises and Arena Stage 
  • Great view. The street musicians were very good. Walking of renting bikes is great. Dog friendly. Great to hang out. 
  • The very restful and melancholic view of the Old Town Waterfront is a great balm for any person looking for peace. We arrived in the area just about sunset and we were able to catch the great view of ...  more »