DC: Potomac Cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria

After seeing Hello, Dolly! at Ford's Theater and getting some lunch, we headed over to the Georgetown Waterfront area to hop on a water taxi to Alexandria. The Potomac River Boat Company offers several trips a day back and forth to Alexandria as well as some other destinations like Nationals Ballpark. We chose it because it was the cheapest option to get us to Alexandria ($26 each, round trip; so not super cheap, but better than the other cruise options we saw).

The trip also included a pre-recorded "tour" of the monuments and other interesting things you can see via river. The day was sunny so I made sure to grab some photos of what we were passing. Here is the Watergate Complex from the water (yes, that Watergate):


And  the Kennedy Center (we had originally wanted to take Eric's mom here instead of Ford's Theater, but it was prohibitively expensive and had no student discounts):


For me, just something that said GW:


The Lincoln Memorial with the scaffold-ed Washington Monument behind, and the Watergate steps leading up:





Jefferson Memorial:


The cruise was around 45 minutes and also talked about Roosevelt Island, Reagan National Airport, and some other sites down the river closer to Alexandria. It was a good trip on a nice day. As with any boat trip, it'll be windy/cooler on the boat and you may also get splashed, especially if you sat where we were by the front, so be sure to bring a jacket, especially if you're staying into the evening. Our cruise out from Georgetown was at 4:30pm and we left Alexandria at 9:30pm.



DC: Potomac Cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria DC: Potomac Cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria Reviewed by Maria on 8:46:00 AM Rating: 5

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