Gravelly Point Park

Park, Field, and Scenic Lookout
George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
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    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM

Based on 138 votes

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    Erik D.
    "main runway for Reagan National Airport.....The Breathtaking View"(6 Tips)
    Jared L.
    "Great view of DC and an astounding view of planes landing at Reagan."(3 Tips)
    Carol B.
    "Spectacular views of planes flying into Reagan National Airport."(2 Tips)
    Isaac P.
    "Perfect place for a midsummer's eve picnic!"(5 Tips)
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  • Maggie M.

    Weird little park where you can watch the River 1 approach directly overhead.

    Maggie MacG · 1 week ago
  • Manuel A.

    A great place to come and decompress. Have a cigar smoke and watch the planes at night.

    Manuel Arrington · 1 week ago
  • P B.

    Well known as a great spot to watch the planes take off or land

    P B · September 7
  • JohnWayne H.

    Relaxing atmosphere for picnicking... Love to see the planes go by. Went here trailing with AylaBrooks a lot.

    JohnWayne Hazell · August 18
  • Andrew B.

    We actually got to see planes take off this time. It is an awesome experience. Have been here many times. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Hilary T.

    A must-do on the DC bucket list!

    Hilary Tomeny · May 30
  • Erik D.

    My favorite place to go think and clear my head

    Erik Danns · December 7, 2014
  • Alex D.

    Awesome plane-watching location.

    Alex Dobyan · November 25, 2014
  • Matt S.

    A great spot to watch planes flying to and from DCA.

    Matt Small · October 10, 2014
  • Jessica T.

    Today's Run #mysanity #mapmyrun #letsrun

    Jessica Tavares · September 27, 2014
  • Joshua H.

    Very cool place to go watch the planes fly in and out of Reagan.

    Joshua Higgins · August 16, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    Who knew watching planes land and take off would be so popular? Based on the number of people here, it sure is! (And I've enjoyed it, too!)

    Andrew Raker · August 13, 2014
  • Brendan L.

    Go meta and instead of taking pictures of planes, take pictures of people taking pictures of planes

    Brendan Lewis · July 6, 2014
  • Danny P.

    Stand by the water on a hot day. Not many shaded areas available.

    Danny Pimienta · May 25, 2014
  • Tosin F.

    Great view

    Tosin Fagbemi · May 13, 2014
  • Andrey O.

    Nice spotting!

    Andrey O. · May 3, 2014
  • Erik D.

    The park sits right at the end of the main runway for Reagan National Airport.....The Breathtaking View and picturesque take offs and landings make this park a popular picnic site among other things

    Erik Danns · April 29, 2014
  • Airline Geeks / R.

    A great place for planespotters and AvGeeks!

    Airline Geeks / Ryan Ewing · October 7, 2013

    A great place for panespotters! · October 6, 2013
  • Rikki V.

    Barricades blocking entrance.

    Rikki Van Shelton · October 1, 2013
  • JL Johnson @.

    This park is well known in the aviation community for its view. Pack a lunch and enjoy the experience. Want to find like-minded folks? Search twitter for #planespotting and/or #avgeek. Ur pal, @user47

    JL Johnson @User47 · September 21, 2013
  • Andrew B.

    Hands down best spot to watch landing aircraft, river traffic, sunsets, the DC skyline. It's a marvelous relaxation spot!!

    Andrew Bajwa · September 7, 2013
  • Chad S.

    Porta pottys along bike/run path. Handy

    Chad Smith · September 5, 2013
  • Sarah

    Go here for awesome views of planes taking off and landing at Reagan Airport. Great running/bike path too!

    Sarah · August 27, 2013
  • Cornbread H.

    Great spot to watch the planes take off and chill. Take a break from your biking or running here. There are port-a-potties here too

    Cornbread Heysoos · August 17, 2013
  • Will L.

    Make sure you check the weather to see which way the wind is blowing. As cool as seeing planes take off, it's even cooler to watch them fly over your head and land.

    Will Longhini · July 31, 2013
  • Xuan V.


    Xuan Vladimiyevich · July 21, 2013
  • Xuan V.

    Plans watching.

    Xuan Vladimiyevich · July 21, 2013
  • Bradley B.

    Great views of the planes coming into DCA and the most parking on the GW Parkway

    Bradley Bucher · July 6, 2013
  • Jared L.

    Absolutely amazing place. Great view of DC and an astounding view of planes landing at Reagan.

    Jared Locke · June 20, 2013
  • Mario L.

    Awesome place to watch planes take off and land for all those aviation ethusiast.

    Mario Labault · May 26, 2013
  • Rikki V.

    Great day for a bike ride.

    Rikki Van Shelton · April 17, 2013
  • Rob M.

    Great place for a summer run!

    Rob Mehta · January 29, 2013
  • Peter M.

    Good place to watch planes take off and land at National Airport, but stay off the trail unless you want to get (deservedly) run over by a bike or runner.

    Peter McGrath · September 22, 2012
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Wonderful city views and THE place to enjoy July 4 fireworks, but it’s the drama of arriving aircraft at Reagan National just a few hundred feet away that makes Gravelling Point Park unforgettable.

    The Ritz-Carlton · September 19, 2012
  • Heidi B.

    It can be busy on weekends. Bring a blanket & sit under a tree. There are only port-a-pottys here & they are nasty! Bring your own toilet paper & hand sanitizer (there are usually none of either).

    Heidi B · September 10, 2012
  • Lucie M.

    Wave at the airplane passengers!

    Lucie Melahn · September 3, 2012
  • Amanda W.

    Sit on the sloped grass by the fence facing the airport. Watch the planes come in for a landing right over your head!

    Amanda W · August 27, 2012
  • Mandy J.

    Fellow bicyclists, please slow the hell down through here, lots of kids around.

    Mandy Jenkins · April 13, 2012
  • Cameron M.

    DCA Tower = 119.100 MHz

    Cameron Mackenzie · March 23, 2012
  • Geraldine L.

    Catch the breathtaking view of aircraft ascent & descent against the beautiful backdrop of the sky ^_^

    Geraldine Lowell · February 5, 2012
  • Kameron K.

    Check out the low flying planes landing!

    Kameron K · December 25, 2011
  • Carol B.

    Spectacular views of planes flying into Reagan National Airport. The park is adjacent to the runway, so you are directly underneath the planes landing. Can't miss this exhilarating experience !

    Carol B · December 24, 2011
  • William M.

    The closest you'll get to a plane flying (without being IN it). Very romantic at night - despite being loud.

    William Marsh · December 5, 2011
  • Travis R.

    Lie down on blanket, look up to see planes flying right above you before they land.

    Travis Richardson · November 23, 2011
  • JD

    Best place to watch the planes on a nice day

    JD · November 19, 2011
  • Justin T.

    Great place for a picnic.

    Justin Thorp · November 7, 2011
  • Tucker R.

    try the planes! best in the DC area!

    Tucker Riner · November 5, 2011
  • Chuq Y.

    Go watch some fly fishing from the dock by the GW Parkway.

    Chuq Yang · October 24, 2011
  • Ching Y.

    Duck! The park is at the north end of National Airport. You don't need to wait long to get a great view of a jet plane coming in low and landing at DCA using the "River Visual" approach on Runway 19.

    Ching Yu ™ · September 21, 2011

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