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Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria

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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. See Old Town Waterfront and all Alexandria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alexandria vacation builder.
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  • Enjoying the waterfront of Old Town has been a welcome tradition for years for my family. Most recently, this past Thursday, when deciding where to go for dinner, we strolled the boardwalk area, along...  more »
  • Shops and bars and places to eat. The views are not that great but ok. It was easy to walk even in a wheelchair but it is not that long before it gets to boring. The shops and stores a block away are ...  more »
  • Lovely setting on the water a few shops to brows and appreciate some local art. We enjoyed people watching and admiring the boats  more »