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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. See Old Town Waterfront and all Alexandria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alexandria vacation builder.
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  • Alexandria is small town overlooking the Potomac River; the main street King Street Metro station (so easy to reach from Washington) and runs through the old town to the pier on the River (the waterfront); along the way, traveled at dusk, the setting is picturesque, with many old houses of red bricks typical of 800 (and even older) and many small venues of all types. Arrived at the pier you can enjoy a beautiful night view: in this area the river is very wide, as to seem much more a Lake, for example, it's obvious the Capitol of washington well lit window on the left and many other sites. Living environment and attended, but not over crowded, really enjoyable. On King Street has a free shuttle that runs continuously, all lit up outside in the evening, a picturesque "James Bond Bling" very US, but there are ...
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  • Beautiful place to go with your love ones to enjoy the fireworks!.. the restaurants, ice cream shop, shopping are all walking distance.  more »
  • honestly what can I say other than WOW!! that view across the Potomac at night is just OMG WOW!! That's not to say you don't get an amazing view during the day but watching the flights land at night i...  more »