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Waterfront Activities in Alexandria

Alexandria rests on the historic banks of the Potomac River, with views of National Harbor and DC's Washington Monument just on the horizon. Along the waterfront, visitors stroll on scenic paths, taking in the sites, peeking around at street vendors or dining at a waterside restaurantBoard a riverfront tour or marvel at the Cherry Blossom, one of only six still functioning, Coast Guard-certified sternwheelers in the nation. Though the waterfront often bustles with street performers and live music, sometimes the best activity is pausing at a riverside bench and watching the boats glide by.



Alexandria Archaeology

  • 105 N. Union Street, Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Third Floor, #327
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Step right into the museum's laboratory where archaeologists reconstruct Alexandria's history, fragment by fragment. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.…Learn More

Chart House Restaurant

  • One Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

With breath-taking views of the Potomac River, Chart House offers world-class dining and impeccable service. Enjoy our recent million-dollar renovation while enjoying a seamless blend of fine seafood…Learn More

Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships

  • Zero Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Gourmet dining, dancing and an unparalleled view of our nation's majestic monuments. Day or night, rain or shine, year 'round. Nina's Dandy features a 465-square-foot marble dance floor and…Learn More

Entertainment Cruises

Our Vessels are perfect for Wedding Receptions| Ceremonies| Engagement Parties | Post-Wedding brunches | Rehearsal Dinners| Choose from Odyssey, Spirit of Washington, Spirit of Mount Vernon, Capital…Learn More

Potomac Belle Charters

  • 2412 Belle Haven Meadows Court
  • Alexandria, VA 22306

The Potomac Belle is a 59' custom Bluewater Yacht, specializing in corporate meetings and celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.  Berthed at the Alexandria City Docks, the Potomac Belle…Learn More

Potomac Riverboat Company

  • 1 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Offers seasonal sightseeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi transportation service. Cruises include the Washington monuments, the Alexandria seaport, pirate cruises for children, baseball…Learn More

Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

One of the world’s premier art centers – 165 artists in 82 studios, 2 workshops, and 6 galleries! Engage with artists at work in open studios with an opportunity to commission pieces and purchase the…Learn More

Water Taxi to the National Mall

The Potomac Riverboat Company now offers a 30-minute direct water taxi between Old Town Alexandria and the National Mall in Washington, DC, docking at Ohio & West Basin Drive SW, just steps from the…Learn More

Waterfront Market

Alexandria's newest market and cafe offers waterfront dining, local brews on tap, sushi, and grab and go meals. Featuring homemade sweets from their sister restaurant, Bittersweet, as well as fresh…Learn More







Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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