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Old Town Waterfront


A busy seaport for centuries, Alexandria’s waterfront juxtaposes historic authenticity and new happenings among a growing scene of D.C.-area waterfront destinations. Named one of the Best River Walks in the USA by Fodor’s Travel, Alexandria’s waterfront is the best place to take in picturesque views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C. Enjoy al fresco drinks and dining with street performers and music, take a riverside run or set sail with water taxis and river cruises by City Cruises Alexandria, offering scenic commutes between Alexandria and The Wharf, Georgetown and National Harbor.

Explore the Waterfront

Featured Waterfront Activities

Waterfront Dining

Waterfront Public Art

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

Get Out on the Water

Activities on the Potomac

Water Taxis

Boat Cruises

Sail, Kayak, or Paddleboard

Tall Ship Providence

Enjoy Riverside Recreation

Riverside Fun

Great Walks in Alexandria

Waterfront Parks

African American Heritage Trail

Mount Vernon Trail

Waterfront Restaurants and Activities

Tall Ship Providence serves as a floating classroom, educates visitors on the role that the Continental Navy (particularly Providence) played...
1A Prince Street Alexandria, Virginia
Named after Vola Lawson, a much-loved and iconic civil leader in Alexandria. Vola’s Dockside Grill features 87 outdoor seats on...
101 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia
A homage to 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace, Ada’s on the River offers a sweeping view of the Potomac and features...
3 Pioneer Mill Way Alexandria, Virginia
Step right into the museum’s laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria’s history, fragment by fragment. The museum’s exhibits highlight the process...
105 N. Union Street, Torpedo Factory Art Center Third Floor, #327 Alexandria, Virginia
Located on the water in historic Old Town Alexandria, Barca Pier is a modern version of the traditional Spanish beach...
2 Pioneer Mill Way Alexandria, Virginia
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates...
5 Cameron Street Alexandria, Virginia
Situated on property once owned by our first president, Cedar Knoll offers American and French cuisine with waterfront views. History,...
9030 Lucia Lane Alexandria, Virginia
Serving classic American cuisine. Best brunch in Old Town, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kitchen open ’til...
203 The Strand Alexandria, Virginia
Chart House offers world-class dining and impeccable service. Our culinary team has crafted cuisine that infuses local flavors with a...
1 Cameron Street Alexandria, Virginia
City Cruises provides water taxi service from Old Town Alexandria to Washington, D.C. via water taxis to The Wharf, National...
105 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia
Beautiful orange flowers called Tangerine Beauty fill a garden wall at the bottom of Union Street in Old Town Alexandria.
220 S. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia
Best known for its spectacular panoramic views, Jula’s on the Potomac is one of the most sought-after dining spots in...
44 Canal Center Plaza Suite 401 Alexandria, Virginia

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