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National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20744
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20744
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"ferris wheel"
in 217 reviews
"old town alexandria"
in 49 reviews
"capital wheel"
in 73 reviews
"dc area"
in 53 reviews
"potomac river"
in 63 reviews
"water taxi"
in 93 reviews
"big screen"
in 22 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 42 reviews
"great area"
in 35 reviews
"gaylord hotel"
in 57 reviews
"water front"
in 16 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 29 reviews
"convention center"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
in 37 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 26 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 16 reviews
"peeps store"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found Natl. Harbor on a Pinterest article and we decided to drive down from Virginia on Saturday because I’m a huge pier/harbor/boardwalk fan. I also absolutely adore ferris wheels so this place did not let me down! The vibe is amazing and lots of...More

Thank athenamilbert
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were down here to check out the waterfront. Was a great place to walk around . Has a lot of restaurants and trendy shops. Great views of the river

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this beautiful spot when we decided to go to the Capital Wheel. I’m so glad we did. It is gorgeous, the food we had was delicious, the ambience is so peaceful and enjoyable. Loved it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location for a quick getaway with your significant other. The area is full of restaurants, shops and bars. Plus the MGM Casino is very close by for those who like to gamble.

Thank QueenAG216
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place but bring your credit card. From parking to the stores to the activities, you'll pay for it. Variety is good and the views are nice. Cool place to go with your significant other. We were there for cheer competition and it...More

Thank guldy58
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland is a great place to visit. I have had the opportunity to visit on a number of occasions. The area provides activities for families, groups, couples night and day. The National Children’s Museum offers regular fun activities for...More

Thank Lisa W
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Deborah T, Public Relations Manager at Harborfront Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lisa W, Thank you for your review. FYI, the children's museum closed three years ago. Have a great day, Deborah

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Harborfront. Walk close to the water, browse the shops and eat at one of many amazing locals with a variety of choices. I'm here in March, so I brought a coat and had an amazing time just strolling along and enjoying the...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

First time actually getting out of the car to walk around and take in the sites. It’s a nice area and development. Many different shops to venture. A great place for couples or just hanging out with friends.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

After a lovely lunch, we decided to walk on the Harbor front area. The view was amazing. There are so many areas to sit down and view the awesomeness!

1  Thank Psi9phi9
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Attended a conference at the Gaylord & Harborfront Area is within walking distance. It has lots of wonderful restaurant for every time of food genre. It’s beautiful at night & a very safe area to walk around.

Thank AmazingSparkle
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Jtcoble3
June 22, 2017|
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Response from TravelMore4 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked. Both Blue and Yellow stop at Alexandria. Take Blue for Pentagon Arlington stops. BTW, Pentagon City is a separate stop, south of the Pentagon, that drops you off at a mall and other eateries. For the way... More
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gulnarailo
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Deborah T | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting National Harbor. We offer a lot of events with free fitness, movies, and live music. However, there is a price to pay to park. Have a great day, Deborah
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shelley1229
May 19, 2016|
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Response from CharlotteFrank | Reviewed this property |
National Harbor is a census-designated place and development along the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland just south of Washington, D.C. near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It originated as a 300-acre... More
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