We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise
More Info
and up
Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise
More Info
and up
In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
River separating Washington D.C. from Virginia.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Washington DC, DC
National Mall
Write a ReviewReviews (254)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Potomac river is visible if you are walking near the Jefferson memorial area or the Lincoln memorial. It is a great river lined with amazing trees and has nice areas to sit on grass and relax especially if you are doing a self-walking tour of...More

Thank SerendipityIndia
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Taking a cruise on the Potomac River from Alexandria to Georgetown, was really nice. We were able to see more of the monuments from another point of view and some more interesting places along the river: the Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson memorial...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A nice river the area is filled with beautiful bridges, great parks, and living history. At some point in your DC trip your going to see it.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's a nice river, but when you realize it's significance as part of Washington DC as well as historical significance, it means so much more.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Potomac offers some great views of the capital, as it flows below bridges and through parks, to DC. You can also see some of the key attractions of DC, including the Pentagon, Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, to name a few. Overall, head...More

Thank arjuny1210
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I routinely rent a Pontoon Boat that can comfortably seat 10-12 people to cruise the Potomac, have lunch and get a close up view of Airplanes landing, the Wilson Bridge, Washington Monument, Pentagon, Have truly thrilled visitors, family, friends. Family loves to just relax and...More

Thank pjmalvaso
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was visiting the Lincoln Memorial and decided to walk behind the monument and follow the road around to the Potomac. The bridge is "guarded" by 2 gilded statues and the view across the river, as well as up and down, is great. Watch out...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The mighty Potomac river flows through Washington DC when you watch in flow pass it's a sight to see. You stand next to it or drive over a bridge over it you get great views of Washington DC.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Potomac runs through the heart of the DC Metro area. It's lined with parkland and biking and hiking paths. Lots of monuments along the way. Lots of grand and non-so grand bridges.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Watching the Potomac River flowing through the Washington DC was something i will never forget. It was amazing.

Thank AntoNic7
Nearby HotelsSee all 141 hotels in Washington DC
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Old Town
505 reviews
.08 km away
Old Colony Inn Alexandria
611 reviews
.16 km away
Crowne Plaza Hotel Old Town Alexandria
735 reviews
.28 km away
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
770 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
A la Lucia
240 reviews
.32 km away
T.J. Stone's
282 reviews
.25 km away
Haute Dogs & Fries
107 reviews
.25 km away
Hank's Pasta Bar
98 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town Waterfront
1,086 reviews
1.21 km away
Alexandria's Christ Church
331 reviews
1.16 km away
Carlyle House
245 reviews
1.16 km away
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
223 reviews
1.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Natalie E
29 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MrsGNZ | Reviewed this property |
23 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DilrukshiH | Reviewed this property |
Potomac is a famous river in the USA.