7 Things You're Missing at National Harbor
Find out why this pedestrian-friendly community on the Potomac attracted millions of visitors last year.
Talk about location, location, location. National Harbor, Maryland—and all of its restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions—are easily accessible from Washington, D.C., or Alexandria, Virginia. You can reach National Harbor by plane, train, car—even by boat since it has two 700-foot-long piers and a marina with 64 slips.
The planned, mixed-use community with stellar waterfront views has six hotels, including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. A new MGM National Harbor resort and casino are set to open before the end of this year. Shop Tanger Outlets or boutique retailers, and choose from about 30 restaurants, including Cadillac Ranch and the first Maryland location of North Carolina-based Brother Jimmy’s. Kids will love the National Carousel—and even big kids can hop on the 180-foot-tall Capital Wheel for panoramic Ferris wheel views of the city. Check out the attractions, and for more information, visit nationalharbor.com.
National Harbor Marina
National Harbor has its own marina for those who plan to arrive by sea. Visit nationalharbor.com/nhmarina for rates.
Capital Wheel Views
Enjoy the (180-foot-high) view from the Capital Wheel.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
The family-friendly Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center hosts all kinds of special events, including ICE!, which will feature two-story ice slides and Christmas traditions from around the world (November 19, 2016-January 1, 2017; closed December 5-7; call 301-965-4000 for tickets and details).
This community has some 30 restaurants, including alfresco dining options.
Remember old-fashioned pedal boats? Hop aboard a swan and take a glide.
Get on the Potomac
Get active on the Potomac with a kayak or paddle board.
Don’t miss sunset on the Potomac when you visit National Harbor.