The 300-acre waterfront community opened in the spring of 2008. Set along a prime spot on the Potomac River, National Harbor, includes hotels, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums, a full-service marina, a convention center, and commercial office space. Additional development is expected to expand the community in the coming years.
The Observation Ferris Wheel at National Harbor is a unique attraction soaring 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront providing spectacular views of the Washington DC area. It’s open day and night and offers a very memorable experience.
National Harbor offers a wide array of restaurants ranging from elegant waterfront dining to family-friendly and casual eating establishments. During the warmer months of the year, check out Foster’s and experience an outdoor clambake on the shores of the Potomac River.
Enjoy shopping at unique shops such as South Moon Under, Amelia’s Boutique, Build-a-Bear Workshop, America!, Potomac’s Gourmet Market and Hats in the Belfry. The shopping opportunities are expected to continue to grow as the development expands in the coming years.
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is a world-class destination with 2,000 guestrooms, flexible meeting and banquet facilities, six restaurants, a nightclub, retail shopping, a full service spa and fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and outdoor event space. The resort offers many special events through out the year and has a regular light and fountain show that provides a thrill for all ages.
Special events are held at National Harbor throughout the year. Here is a guide to the most popular annual events:
- National Harbor Restaurant Week
- Food and Wine Festival
- Movies on the Potomac
- Summer Concerts
- Summer Fireworks Displays
- Holiday Events
At Bobby McKeys, dueling pianists lead a high-spirited, interactive sing-along offering a fun and unique night of entertainment. This is a great place to unwind and show your spirit with a group of friends.
With a prime location along the Potomac River, National Harbor offers spectacular scenery. Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise and see Washington’s monuments or explore George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.
Rent canoes, sailboats, kayaks and paddle boards and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor fun along the Potomac waterfront.
Kids love the 36-foot Americana-themed carousel which is located at National Harbor right at the water’s edge. There’s also a play area and picnic tables which makes this area an inviting place for families.