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Harborfront Area

National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20744
+1 301-203-4170
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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
+1 301-203-4170

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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to walk and see some sights, find some good food and adult beverages. Kid friendly too. The night brought out the police for security, but they were super when asking for suggestions for places to eat or drink. Very easy to walk around!

Thank E M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for over 200 places to eat and shop, watch movies, ride a ferris wheel or see The Awakening sculpture, then head to the National Harbor. There are eight hotels, some four- and five-star. The MGM Casino is nearby if you wish...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the area and the shops. Great place for overnight get away. Good food options. Good for couples or families.

1  Thank msturlaugson
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a week in the area and while it was nice and clean it is very far away from D.C. In itself. The area is mostly a collection of hotels and restaurants. The casino does have events going on but you need a bus...More

Thank mongols
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brussel sprouts with bacon and spicy drizzle. Delicious! Crab cakes had lots of crab chunks. Tried a jalapeño margarita - not my favorite. The view was great. Sunset was beautiful.

Thank qcliffyindiana
Deborah T, Director of Marketing at Harborfront Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you for reviewing National Harbor. I'm glad you had such a nice time. Did you dine at Redstone which overlooks the Potomac River? Have a great day, Deborah

Reviewed 5 days ago

Over time this place has turned into the ghetto. Get used to the cursing, screaming and motorcycle gangs that roam through

Thank Shinobi T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for all ages. There are all types of activities: Huge Ferris wheel, boating, all types of restaurants & Fast food places. Certain days they show a movie on a "Big Screen", so that everybody sitting in front of this area can...More

Thank slimmy50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there at 11 am on a weekday and there was street parking right in front of the pier that leads to the Capitol Wheel--2 hour limit, 25 cents for every 5 minutes. There are stores, restaurants, scenic areas to walk, some outdoor benches...More

Thank graysotx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to window shop, people watch. They were showing movies on the big screen. I cant wait to take my hubby here for date night.

Thank sherrie g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to do. A lot of food, not much variety. Gaylord could have been better, not much excitement

Thank Madone06
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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
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
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