Waterfront Activities

A busy seaport since colonial times, Alexandria is a beacon of historic authenticity and independent charm among one of the nation’s greatest collection of riverfront communities. Visitors flock to Alexandria’s waterfront to enjoy boat cruises, waterfront parks, festivals and more. Whether winding down after sightseeing or jump-starting the day with a morning run along the river, Alexandria’s waterfront is the best place to take in picturesque views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C.

Enjoy street performers, music and al fresco drinks and dining or set sail with water taxis and river cruises by Potomac Riverboat Company, offering scenic commutes between Alexandria and the Wharf, National Mall, Georgetown, Nationals Park, Mount Vernon and National Harbor.

Water Taxis Skip the traffic and dock just steps from the Wharf, Georgetown, the National Mall, Nationals Stadium or National Harbor. See More ›
Boat Cruises Cruise the Potomac with pets or to the first president's home. See More ›
Waterfront Dining Enjoy imaginative menus and spectacular views of the Potomac River. See More ›
Waterfront Parks Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city of Alexandria. See More ›
Waterfront Attractions Enjoy arts, archaeology, bikes, boats and more alongside stunning views of the Potomac. See More ›
Torpedo Factory Art Center Visit three floors of studios and galleries, meet artists in their studios and see real torpedoes at a former World War II-era torpedo plant. See More ›
Mount Vernon Trail Ride, walk, or jog along nearly 18 miles of picturesque trail stretching along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon to the National Mall. See More ›
Washington Sailing Marina Regardless of if you’re a veteran boater or taking lessons for the first time, you’re in store for a memorable experience on the Potomac. Learn More ›



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