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National Harbor

137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20744
+1 301-203-4170
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Oxon Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Marinas
Owner description: Perched on the historic Potomac River, National Harbor is a unique, all-in-one destination and all-American tradition, offering unrivaled shopping,... more » Owner description: Perched on the historic Potomac River, National Harbor is a unique, all-in-one destination and all-American tradition, offering unrivaled shopping, dining and attractions and a roster of year-round, family-friendly events. Featuring expansive views from the riverbank-and from 180 feet up on The Capital Wheel, the waterfront's newest iconic draw-National Harbor combines an approachable, resort-like personality with a singular, dynamic experience for local residents and visitors alike. Attractions include: The Capital Wheel The Awakening The Carousel Tanger Outlets Waterfront Dining Boat Cruises & Tours Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals Free Events & Entertainment « less
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend took me here while I was visiting from out of state. The day was beautiful which made the trip worthwhile. Parking was plentiful but expensive (about $3 per hr). Farmer's market was reasonably priced. The big attraction was the ferris wheel -expensive but worth it for the view. (Plus figure it as one of those one time only... More

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Grand Cayman
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165 reviews 165 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was surprise with the location and all that it offers, well done and created. Many restaurants, peaceful and quite at the same time. It would be a place to live for sure.

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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We have been to National Harbor at least 10 times over the last few years for one meeting or another at the Gaylord. This area is just a collection of average chain hotels and mediocre restaurants. There is nothing special here and if it was not for these meetings we would never come. Aside from a destination of limited value... More

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Eufaula, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked a stay in the area for a visit to Alexandria and DC, but it was very nice. We walked around and people watched, enjoyed some wine at a wine bar, rode the Capital Wheel and took pictures in front of the Peep Store. There was an outdoor family movie showing. I... More

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Bowie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoy going to the National Harbor just to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. There is constantly something new being added each time we visit. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels for people visiting from out of town.

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Baltimore, MD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went there with a group to go to dinner after doing something else in the area all day. There is absolutely no reason to go to this place, unless you happen to live there or stay at one of the hotels there. Otherwise prepare to be underwhelmed at what is there. Everything is extra expensive there too. There is... More

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD with the Gaylord Resort is an unexpected treat. We go there a lot, since we're DC locals, and we visit at various times of the year. The lobby of the hotel during the Christmas Season is decorated from floor to ceiling. A huge glass tree with lights and an indoor snow shower scheduled... More

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philadelphia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I really enjoyed myself at the National Harbor. I was pleased to see the performance area and while I was there - a cool band was playing and it added to the fun atmosphere. I enjoyed the variety of different restaurants and stores that were in the area. This is a great venue for a date night, hanging out with... More

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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We come to the National Harbor to see the Cirque de Soleil. The place is very nice with some neat shops and restaurants. Did not get to go into much since we had an early dinner and the show to attend. The ferris wheel and area was light up at night. In the middle of the harbor area they had... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The most unsafe place we have ever visited. We were invited to a birthday party at Cadillac Ranch. We got there at 6:30 PM. Had to park on the roof of the parking garage across the street. This was a mess with everyone wanting to wait for a spot on the lower levels; and there was no one to make... More

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