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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

1  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
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
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
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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Potomac is a famous river in the USA.