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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20744
+1 301-203-4170
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Reviewed yesterday

Over time this place has turned into the ghetto. Get used to the cursing, screaming and motorcycle gangs that roam through

Thank Shinobi T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is great for all ages. There are all types of activities: Huge Ferris wheel, boating, all types of restaurants & Fast food places. Certain days they show a movie on a "Big Screen", so that everybody sitting in front of this area can...More

1  Thank slimmy50
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got there at 11 am on a weekday and there was street parking right in front of the pier that leads to the Capitol Wheel--2 hour limit, 25 cents for every 5 minutes. There are stores, restaurants, scenic areas to walk, some outdoor benches...More

Thank graysotx
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to window shop, people watch. They were showing movies on the big screen. I cant wait to take my hubby here for date night.

Thank sherrie g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to do. A lot of food, not much variety. Gaylord could have been better, not much excitement

Thank Madone06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Missed the boat tours but enjoyed the view and walking around and of course....people watching! Nice shops and restaurants! There was an excellent street musician playing some sweet tunes on his horn! Great night@@

1  Thank H H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is very clean, upscale and great security. Evening walks along the harbor, dining and some shopping provides for a nice evening or day walk. It's pricey!

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good destination for families. There's plenty of activities in this area. Water sports, great restaurants , shopping, ferris wheel, outdoor movie nights, clubs, casino and many other hot spots. Every member of the family will be happy in the National Harbor.

Thank kirky4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walked along water way watching the birds and boats. Ferris wheel is spectacular too. Loved the Peeps store and the cute little car out-front.

Thank O3897KLerinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, lively, scenic. A great spot for the whole family to chill, shop and relax. The wheel is fun (but don't expect speedy service from the bar lady) and the views are lovely!

Thank nina171
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23 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
4 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