Excitement of every sort.

Pure fun, planned out or on the fly, National Harbor is more than a destination. It’s an experience. We’re committed to providing you an endless variety of things to do, including the many immersive sights, scents, tastes and sounds of our waterfront wonderland. From fresh artisan cheese and cinema al fresco to family-friendly fun—with all the things to do at National Harbor, you’ll be back for more in no time.

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The Capital Wheel

Soar high above the Potomac River in your own private gondola to take in the area’s many iconic sights from a truly unique perspective.

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The Capital Wheel

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Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront to marvel at the area’s most iconic sights and hidden gems.

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The Carousel

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  • Waterfront Activities

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Enjoy an Americana-themed carousel featuring whimsical creatures, a newly-built playground, toddler play area and picnic tables.

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Art Collection

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  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

National Harbor is home to works from local, national and international artists. Learn all about each piece with our self-guided audio walking tour.

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Water Taxi

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Take the Water Taxi from Gaylord National or the National Harbor Marina to Alexandria to easily reach DC’s many cultural offerings.

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Capital Bikeshare

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Pedal through the Waterfront District after picking up a bike from stations on the corner of Waterfront Street and Fleet Street.

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Harborwalk

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This paved walking path invites you to stretch your legs along the banks of the Potomac River and our tidal basin.

National Colonial Farm

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This living history museum depicts a middle-class family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. The heritage breed livestock and seed saving programs ensure heirloom crops and animals are preserved for future generations.

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Dining

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  • Nightlife Activities
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Foodies will love our diverse culinary destination, which features a wide array of flavors and options for every visitor.

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Shopping

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Explore the wide range of retail experiences, including local boutiques, specialty stores, essential stops and more.

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Make A Stay Of It

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  • Summer Activities

It’s impossible to see everything we have in one day or night. Extend your visit to take advantage of all we have to do.

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Marina & Piers

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Nestled along the Potomac River in Smoots Bay, National Harbor Marina is the premier marina and pier in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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