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Gravelly Point

Flying’s not for everyone, but at Gravelly Point Park you can experience the excitement of takeoff and landing without ever leaving the ground. The park, located in Arlington just off the northbound George Washington Parkway, is 400 feet from the runways at Ronald Reagan National Airport, making it a spellbinding place for children and seasoned plane-spotters alike with planes flying so low to this spot (100 feet at 150 mph) you can feel the ground tremble as planes fly in and out. –LW


(August 2015)