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Harborfront Area

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Address: National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20744
Phone Number: +1 301-203-4170
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Description: Perched on the historic Potomac River, National Harbor is a unique...
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
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Easy to shuttle about Washington, DC. Just across the river from old Alexandria. Carousel was not open during the week and a disappointment for the kids. Fun ferrywheel with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Easy to shuttle about Washington, DC. Just across the river from old Alexandria. Carousel was not open during the week and a disappointment for the kids. Fun ferrywheel with wonderful view of DC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved it here. The Gaylord Hotel is like a little town enclosed in glass. Harbor area is just as beautiful. We loved the gigantic screen where NCAA basketball was on. Sculpture on beach area. Variety of restaurants and I do mean a variety.The ferris wheel is so beautiful at night. Great stop for families or a romantic getaway.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The weather was right and this was a really great place to walk around. Staying at the Gaylord Center, everything at the Harbour Front is within reach. There are loads of good restaurants and places to window shop after hours, and the huge ferris wheel is lit up in a multitude of bright colours that make the area even more... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the HUGE screen where NCAA basketball was being shown; the beachfront with super-cool sculpture (of Neptune?) and the grassy area w/ beach chairs. The weekend was chilly, but sunny, so it made for the perfect time to be outside and check out the attractions. I'm not a fan of heights so we skipped the ferris wheel. Although, it did... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a super gorgeous area. Nighttime is beyond beautiful. Must ride the ferris wheel. Visit with that someone special in your life.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

i enjoyed our stay in the Gaylord Hotel and the grounds surrounding ,The Ice palace is the most exciting and unusual venue. Additionally, a new Farris wheel will take you to the top of the DC world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The harbour is a great place to visit. Must see the man in the sand and visit the Peep store. At night the ferrous wheel looks really nice. We walked around to all the shops and ate at the cadillac restaurant.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Although the property is relatively new which is nice does not have very many high-end stores. You need to get in a car and drive off the mall property for a decent meal as there's only one place to eat and no food court. If you're in the DC area and you want to do outlet mall shopping Leesburg premium... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice place to walk around and eat and shop and look. Rather pricey though. I went there for a convention at the Gaylord. I robaby won't go back unless I get sent to a convention there again.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

National harbor is s nice place for a stroll and to get a bite to eat but every resturant is pricey and so are the boutique so just come prepared.We went on the capital wheel a lot of fun it's a 20min ride we did it in freezing weather but the cabins were heated beautiful views its $15 per person.Will... More 

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