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

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great couples / family friendly place. The views are great during the day & beautiful by night. Make sure you ride the ferris wheel 🎡 as the sun is setting. The view up top is spectacular! I also liked the art work...More

Thank MySheeda
Reviewed 4 days ago

The venue was awesome and the food was great. First time the Maryland Crabs were huge. I enjoyed the music and arts and crafts displays.

Thank ClamBake
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited the National Harbor on many occasions. DO NOT miss out on the opportunity to explore such an exciting and beautiful place!!!

Thank jodiliberty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying here was nice for the business purpose I was there for. Wouldn't choose it for personal travel, as it felt too removed from any city, pretty sheltered, and catered to tourists in the most obvious ways.

Thank Sunshine_titan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of shops and restaurants. Nice to walk along the water. There is also a convenient shuttle to outlet shops and the casino.

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quaint area with a variety of shops and eateries. Plenty of things to do for families, couples, and visitors from out of town. A must, when you need a mini vacation.

Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, but paying for parking sucks and is expensive. Not worth it to visit the cheaper eateries.

Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to be in the area. I enjoy strolling, sitting on the dock, people watching, eating, and just enjoying the view. I wish more places validated for parking, but other than that, I love it!

Thank NEVenturer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very clean and attractive location outside the Gaylord Hotel. Plenty of shops and good restaurants. Several hotels nearby.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to take a break and just relax. The place gets crowded but when you go there just to let things go by and shop around then that's relaxing for me.

Thank Maxine C
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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