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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 July 11, 2015

In general, a pretty place, with a lot of good restaurants and Federal Attractions nearby, but I was disappointed by the price / value trade off . I would not consider it a good value. But for particular markets it may be a good fit...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Was attending a conference here. Loved the great weather, the beautiful views of the river, the ferris wheel, sandy beach as well as the clean rows of shops restaurants and cafes. Something for everyone.

Thank Amin A
Reviewed July 6, 2015

National Harbor has a little bit of everything: great restaurants and shops, street entertainment, views of the Potomac River, a giant statue of Neptune buried in the sand and the Capitol Wheel. We had not planned to shop but bought jewelry, clothing, gifts, toys for...More

1  Thank ELAINE L
Reviewed July 5, 2015

Loved the harbor with shoppes, restaurants, water taxi and entertainment. There are rides and alot of things for families with children and activities for everyone. We ate at Redstone American Grill and McClone's. It was an awesome trip., We can't wait to go back again...More

Thank Sydney095
Reviewed July 4, 2015

While Mom attended a convention, we got our 3yr old twin grandkids for a week in National Harbor. Plenty of activity at the Harborfront. Big screen TV, Capitol Wheel, Awakening sculpture. And some things for our little ones. The one-price all-day carousel and playground was...More

Thank DrJim43
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Spent a couple of nights in this area for a recent Graduation ceremony. What a wonderful enclave full of great dining and entertainment venues, shops and hotels. Parking is plentiful in the multi-story garages and is actually quite affordable. Lots of fun people-watching as you...More

Thank KayceeIllinois
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Clean, safe but so artificial. If you are looking for an authentic local experience this is not it. It is a complete tourist area rather isolated from the actual DC area. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you are looking to enjoy the city because...More

2  Thank mntparish
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Something for everyone at Harborfront -- Food, drink, street performers, but most of all what a view of Lake Ontario. Harborfront seems to be the site of numerous festivals and there are plenty of activities, concession booths, entertainers, boats, the ferry, green spaces to enjoy....More

1  Thank RussellJW
Reviewed June 28, 2015

On this, my third visit since December, Imwas there to attend a conference. Enjoyed it just as much as when we visit for a,weekend getaway. Just the right mix of shops, restaurants and nightlife. Proximity to Old town Alexandria and DC can't be beat.

Thank Liz K
Reviewed June 28, 2015

While a little pricy, ICE! presented by the Gaylord National Resort near the waterfront is amazing. Last year (2014) was Frosty the Snowman, every year is different. It's amazing to see what they can do with ice and the ice is so real and looks...More

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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