Waterfront Activities

Whether winding down after sightseeing or jump-starting the day with a morning run, 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 National Mall, Georgetown, waterfront, Mount Vernon and National Harbor.

Water Taxis Skip the traffic and dock just steps from Georgetown, the National Mall, Nationals Stadium or National Harbor. See More ›
Boat Cruises Cruise the Potomac with pets, pirates 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 ›
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 ›