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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We chose a small boat by accident, but a good choice, the narration was good, and we were taken under a small bridge into a marina behind the Pentagon,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank georgiegirl1_11
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

You must go at sunset. I was so blown away. I absolutely loved walking around the area and enjoying the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sarahspiro
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the Potomac River while walking through West Potomac Park. The river is very large and slow-moving in this area and resembles a large linear lake. A number of excellent and historic bridges cross the Potomac in this area. In the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting Washington DC and spending a few days in the City, we were able to enjoy views of the River on a number of occasions. Crossing bridges to Arlington, from the Waterfront at Alexandria and even on our way to Dulles International Airport as we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Many areas to enjoy the river. You can jog along it at Georgetown Waterfront Park. It’s possible to picnic at Hains Point while enjoying its views. The river flows behind the Lincoln Memorial which is at one end of the Mall. There are boat rides...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Coellum
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Great way to get to the game. Boat leaves you steps from the ball park. It beats fighting traffic and paying a huge amount to park. Boat is neat and clean and you can enjoy nice beer etc. The old town area is very safe...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank P124WApetert
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I am always surprised when I read reviews like 'nothing special' about this river as every single time I come here I like that is so well kept unlike other parts of the world where major rivers are so polluted or with lots of garbage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I was not impressed with the Potomac River. The part I visited was polluted and seemed peculiarly stagnant.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 19 March 2018

You cant miss the river. We walked the larger bridge into Washington and stopped to see the view. Very nice. You could see how important this mode of transportation would have been way back. Huge and wide. High bridges, parkland and paths everywhere.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Potomac has a beautiful view, it is a great experience going for a walk, jog or bike ride and seeing it as your travel partner.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Potomac is a famous river in the USA.