What used to be a sad, industrial/warehouse district along the Potomac at the edge of Georgetown is now a vital, bustling restaurant, entertainment, and residential area.
While some of the building designs are anonymous, generic high-rise, there is an overall balance to the complex that seems to work for multiple uses.
The boardwalk along the river includes docking spaces for the (usually expensive) boats that bring some visitors, and it connects to the pedestrian and bike paths that continue south along the Potomac. Nearby, a building and shelter house the sculling shells that local university crews are nearly always plying through the water in the mornings and evenings.
There are inviting level changes, several outdoor/indoor restaurants from casual bar-and-grill to very expensive seafood and steak. There is a martini bar, high-end shopping, and across the street a multi-screen theater.
For more shopping, it's only a five-minute walk up to M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, which also feature dozens more eateries of all sorts.
If you are staying in Georgetown or the Foggy Bottom area, it is definitely worth a walk or shuttle ride to the Harbour.
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