View of Alexandria, VA's Waterfront from the Potomac River

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. 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. 

Based on the latest CDC health guidance, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces in Alexandria, regardless of vaccination status.

Get Out on the Water

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Explore the Waterfront

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Enjoy Riverside Recreation

Waterfront Family



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