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A busy seaport for centuries, Alexandria’s waterfront juxtaposes historic authenticity and new happenings among a growing scene of D.C.-area waterfront destinations. 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 anchored by Hornblower, offering scenic commutes between Alexandria and the National Mall, The Wharf, Georgetown, Nationals Park, George Washington’s Mount Vernon and National Harbor.

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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Alexandria is currently at a low COVID-19 community level. Wearing a mask is not required in most settings, but individuals are welcome to do so at any time; certain businesses may still require masks.

Waterfront Activities

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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
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City Cruises anchored by Hornblower invites you to take in the views and enjoy their on-board narration as you cruise...
105 N. Union Street
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
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
Located on the water in historic Old Town Alexandria, Barca Pier is a modern version of the traditional Spanish beach...
2 Pioneer Mill Way
Café 44 is a NEW upscale eatery situated along the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. Our house-made dishes, specialty coffees,...
44 Canal Center Plaza Suite 401
Situated on property once owned by our first president, Cedar Knoll offers American and French cuisine with waterfront views. History,...
9030 Lucia Lane Alexandria, VA 22308
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
Beautiful orange flowers called Tangerine Beauty fill a garden wall at the bottom of Union Street in Old Town Alexandria.
220 S. Union Street
Enjoy spectacular views of the Potomac River while dining on authentic Thai cuisine just steps from the famous Torpedo Factory. Mai Thai...
6 King Street
Some things deserve time, care, and attention to detail. At Misha’s, we think coffee is one of those things. Our...
6 Prince Street
Planning to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon from Alexandria? Why not add to the adventure by cruising down the Potomac...
221 King Street

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