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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 yesterday via mobile

This was last stop of a 10 day vacation before heading back home & we were not disappointed. The Harbor has so much to offer, from hotels to dining to shopping to entertainment & so much more. You can park your car & everything is...More

Thank AlsBoo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With a wooden ship that seems straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean and another yacht that houses an upscale restaurent. A lovely pier with an Air Stream food truck. Really fun place and worth a visit

Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had 5 hours to kill and spent all of it here. There was something for everyone and it was all walkable. Outside sculptures, restaurants, stores, street entertainment (magician when we were there), lovely breeze from the water, and that great ferris wheel. Ride that...More

Thank Christy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing time here. We especially enjoyed the outdoor seating area in the promenade between the shops. The outdoor furniture was comfortable and in a shaded area. Families were enjoying themselves and the walk on the pier was romantic for our 1st...More

Thank Simplicity29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to come and relax and just hang out. Great views of the harbor, fantastic restaurants and just a nice relaxed atmosphere. Every time I come to National Harbor I love just relaxing in the evening watching the sunset over the...More

Thank BFCLoDown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure why National Harbor is so popular. It does have shopping and restaurants but other than that there isn't much going on. They have the large ferris wheel and paddle boats. They had a large screen that was playing a Disney movie. Several...More

Thank VIP7844
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty cute little downtown area. We walked around the harbor front and it was a beautiful walk. Lots of shopping and there are a lot of restaurants to choose from. Beautiful view from 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront, we marveled...More

Thank schechterr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying for a business conference, we walked to the Harborfront area. Great people-watching. There was a bandstand and the Air Force Band was there for a concert. There's not much you can do for free in this area, but this was a fun, and free,...More

Thank DonK777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here several times. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from. We've seen a lot of cyclists around the area too. You can rent paddle boats, paddle boards or kayaks. There is a little playground with a carousel. They also have a...More

Thank Liza C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around the harbor front and it was a beautiful walk! Lots of shopping and plenty of places to eat!

Thank Bthummel
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22 June 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
3 May 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
19 May 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