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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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Fun location for a conference

Great waterfront location for a work conference. Many restaurants and fun place to walk around. Nice sunsets and mellow vibe. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but would look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great waterfront location for a work conference. Many restaurants and fun place to walk around. Nice sunsets and mellow vibe. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but would look forward to another conference there.

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Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

They have a nice big screen that show movies on and give you information of the area. Nice big chairs to sit and watch the sun set or people watch. Nice sandy beach area around the awakening sculpture for the kids to play.

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Brandon, MS
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, especially at night. The ferris wheel has quite a light show at night. Plenty of restaurants, quite a variety of foods available. Lots of shops to wander through, most items fairly expensive. Great spot to visit while in the area, but not a destination spot for me.

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Pelion, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to wonder around Very peaceful. Enjoyed staying here as I love to be around water. Waterfront area provided a place to run as well.

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Many places to eat, drink, stay, drink, eat, drink, eat. Well, you get the idea. It was crowded and the traffic was challenging for the pedestrian and driver both. Don't miss the Peeps store on the water front--who know there were so many different colors.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We thought that National Harbor would kind of be like Inner Harbor in Baltimore, but we were kind of disappointed. It is pretty in the Harborfront Area, but there isn't that much to do if you don't have a lot of money. Most of the restaurants seemed very expensive. The giant statue was awesome to see but that's about it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to come hang out and enjoy beautiful water front views. There are plenty of shops and great resturants. I'd highly recommend this area of your ever in town.

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Western Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely area to walk in both day and night. Lots of things to see and do. Ben and Jerry's was a favorite. Staff were a delight.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great little place!! Fun shops and eats! Loved the Ferris wheel even though I'm afraid of heights it was fun! Lots to do in such a small area!

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

What a great promenade to enjoy a brisk morning walk or an evening sunset stroll. Trully worth the visit...

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