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River separating Washington D.C. from Virginia.
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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.

Thank Rockiroads
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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.

Thank Mynor A
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The Potomac flows through the center of the region, separates Virginia from DC and Maryland. Several very noble bridges. And some river walks.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

A very nice place for walking where there is a walking area a side from the river until the Memorials place. These days the water level in the river is very low

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

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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

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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
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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
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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 Arjun P
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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
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