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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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  • I have been enjoying cruises on the Potomac for many years. Nearly always aboard Nina's Dandy. The food is good. The service excellent. But the views and venue are most spectacular. Since it is the sc...  more »
  • January is definitely not the time to visit. The place was quiet, much closed except for the Torpedo Studios. People are friendly and there is a nice historic feel. Skip in January.  more »
  • Lovey place to walk and take pictures. I been living in Alexandria for two years and in thr spring and summer this area gets crowded on the weekends. I like to stroll around a lot.  more »

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