For the love of airplanes: Gravelly Point State Park

If you have a kid that loves airplanes, this place is a gem 💎!

From this park you can see from up close airplanes that land at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Where? In George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

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Click on the image to get directions on Google Maps

How much? Free

Open/Closes: This park is in an area within the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and although I couldn’t find anything official in the National Park Service’s website, I think that it’s safe to say that you shouldn’t be there after dusk. You can find more information here, and here.

Pets: Plenty of people there with their dogs

At a Glance

More details of Our Experience

Gravelly Point Park is in Arlington County. Click on the map to get directions on Google Maps.

Getting to this park is very straightforward. Once you park your car, walk towards the big grassy area. The portables are next to what seems to be the entrance of the park. Also, that’s where the  @capitalbikeshare station is.

As mentioned in “At a Glance”, this park is good for many things. Apart from being wowed by how close the airplanes fly by, my kids enjoyed a little bit of soccer with their father.

The Washington Monument can also be observed from afar. Look at this sunset with the monument! If you have been following me on insta, you know that I love sunsets.

Finally, this place is not only for kids. I’ve never had a date here, but I can imagine how romantic it’ll be to just go with someone you love, have a picnic, be amazed by the airplanes and catch the sunset. Take note!

I hope you have a great time visiting this beautiful place. Being in contact with nature is proven to make you feel better and happier. Let me know if you go how it goes and remember that the easiest way to stay posted and in touch is to follow me on insta, where I also share videos of the places in my stories/highlights!

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