We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Harbor

Address: 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20744
Phone Number: +1 301-203-4170
Website
Improve this listing
75%
Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Oxon Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Marinas, Landmarks
More attraction details
Attraction details
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

Hotels near National Harbor

Write a Review

758 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    319
    253
    113
    50
    23
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Took a weekend trip with my friends to the DC area and decided to go there to get some Nandos chicken. It was nice to hang out there and walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Went here with family to visit the national Ferris wheel and Ice show. Lots of different places to eat and shop. Nice views of Potomac. Lots of seating outside and along the docks as well. Public bathroom was Clean!!! Double Plus in my book. Peeps shop was funny for all ages inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vacaville, California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I met an old buddy here for lunch. I had never heard of this place until he suggested it. From what I saw of it, it's a really nice place to visit. There's lots of places to eat as well as plenty of places to shop. We ate in a sports bar; the food was good but it's very expensive.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The whole area is nice. Good restaurants, good hotel's, good shopping. I think it would be allot more fun in summer or nicer weather than my visit. Area was pretty much a ghost town...but could tell it would be great if more busy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We enjoyed the Capital Wheel, the Christmas tree lighting and the fireworks. The streets were clean, everything was 5 minutes walk so once you park you can walk everywhere. The restaurants were excellent and it's especially beautiful at night. I'd recommend staying at least one night in one of the hotels -- we stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salisbury, Maryland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting combination of great places to stay, diverse types of restaurants, shopping opportunities from nearby outlets to unique shops. Huge ferris wheel and carousel are fun activities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Royal
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Likes -- Man coming out of the sand (Art), FerrisWheel and lights, shopping (Peeps and Company), Food/Restaurants, and more Very peaceful on a Friday evening in the fall. Dislikes -- needed more time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The National Harbor is a nice place to walk around if you're in the area. There are a bunch of restaurants and shops available in a very walkable area. It's a good place to people watch! It's also worth it to take a quick peek inside the Gaylord.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love coming to National Harbor. We were there for the Gem and Jewelry Show at The Gaylord (this was my 4th time attending) and I just love visiting all the shops on the lower level. I plan to be there again for the next Show in the spring.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schnecksville
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This area is so nice to walk around take in the view, and share a wonderful meal with friends and family, and stop and shop. relaxing.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Harbor also viewed

 

Been to National Harbor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing