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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love crossing the bridges into Washington and seeing the Potomac River. Every season offers a new view, every time of day the river speaks it's own song. Sit at a riverside cafe in the spring or summer and hear the oarsman rowing... Always enjoyable!

Thank nutrinut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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,

Thank georgiegirl1_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank sarahspiro
Reviewed 29 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

Thank newlymarriedman12
Reviewed 28 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

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

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

Thank Peter T
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

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

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.

Thank Rockiroads
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Potomac is a famous river in the USA.