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What’s Happening in Washington, DC: June 27, 2016

What’s Happening in Washington, DC: June 27, 2016


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Not everyone has scattered to beach-side getaways or cabins in the woods yet and for those who are still around for the summer, we have some foodie suggestions for this week, next, and the Fourth of July.

701 Restaurant
Want to dine well on July 4th but still stay close to The National Mall for fireworks viewing? Go whole hog and head to 701 Restaurant for its whole roasted pig feast and patio barbecue. On Monday, July 4th, the feasting begins at 2 p.m., and executive chef Benjamin Lambert has pulled out all the stops for an a la carte menu that ranges in price from $5 to $20 per menu item. The menu includes a whole roasted barbecue pig, lobster rolls, hot dogs with onions and pimento cheese, a 701 burger with bacon, Comte cheese, and French fries, pit beef sandwich, loaded potato salad, cole slaw, and cornbread. You can also dine in the restaurant and order from a limited dinner menu of American cuisine served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lupo Verde
Beginning July 1 and ending in December, head to Lupo Verde and order two new lifesaving menu items: a new pizza and a new cocktail. What gives? Any time you order the Pizza Capitano (made with tomatoes, eggplant, red peppers, smoked scamorza, nostralina, olives, and oregano) or the Lupo Verde cocktail (made with Don Ciccio e Figli fennel liqueur, rye, fennel bitters, and strong tonic) for brunch or dinner, $2 dollars from each sale will be donated to help support Defenders of Wildlife’s fundraising campaign to protect wolves, an endangered species. Med Lahlou, owner and partner at Lupo Verde, is a strong proponent of getting involved and says, “We are very pleased to be supporting an important nonprofit whose headquarters are here in the nation’s capital, and that does incredible work to preserve and protect wildlife, especially the majestic wolf which is currently under attack in many places in North America and beyond.”

Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
Every summer, the Smithsonian hosts the Folklife Festival on The National Mall and gives visitors a chance to learn about other cultures through food, music, language, art, industries, and culture. This year, the festival is celebrating resilient communities around the world and their dedication to preserving their culture, traditions, and foodways, and the focus is on Euskadi, or Basque country in France and Spain and as part of the Diaspora. From Wednesday, June 29 to Monday, July 4, and then July 7 until July 10, you can attend an amazing array of concerts and workshops celebrating the Basques in France, Spain, and California, but foodies will enjoy the packed schedule of exciting cooking demonstrations, wine and cider tastings, cheese making demonstrations, and food tastings. In addition, you can sample traditional Basque dishes prepared and sold in concession tents at the festival, just find out where to find them on this map.

Taberna del Alabardero
Every day of the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., food concession tents will be selling samples of traditional Basque food and the food of the Basque Diaspora will be prepared and sold by the chefs of famed D.C. Spanish restaurant Taberna del Alabardero. The restaurant’s chef, Javier Romero, has prepared a traditional Basque menu that includes “talo amurrioko txistorrarekin” pork sausage tortilla wrap made with locally produced sausage from San Sebastian that is slightly thinner than chorizo and made with pork and beef flavored with garlic, salt, and paprika; “tolosako babarrunak” Tolsa red bean stew with vegetables(a specialty bean from south of San Sebastián that is famous for its rich flavors); “txangurroko burger club ranero bakailoarekin, gernikako piperrak” crab and cod burger with ranero sauce and gernika peppers, this dish is made with spider crab and served hot with butter; sukalki mugiako estilora beef short rib and vegetable stew is a hearty meat and potatoes dish from the Armintza (Vizcaya) region traditionally prepared by attites or grandfathers; astigarrako pantxineta puffed pastry filled with custard cream and toasted almonds is classic Basque. Desserts tend to be thick, custardy, and sweet and this dish is considered a cornerstone of Basque cuisine.

For more Washington DC dining and travel news, click here. Summer Whitford is the D.C. Editor and a food, drink and travel writer at The Daily Meal. You can follow her on Twitter @FoodandWineDiva and on Instagram at thefoodandwinediva.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


Play at National Harbor

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.

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Night

  • 6:30 PM The Capital Wheel
  • 7:00 PM Bond 45
  • 9:00 PM Bobby McKeys
  • Overnight AC Hotel

Plan a

Bachelorette’s Day

  • 9:00 AM Girlkin Lashes
  • 11:30 AM The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 1:00 PM Water taxi ride to Alexandria

Plan a

Kid’s Birthday Party

Plan a

Anniversary

Plan a

Bachelor Party

  • 3:00 PM Miguel Wilson Collection
  • 6:00 PM Succotash
  • 8:00PM Topgolf National Harbor
  • 11:00 PM MGM Casino

Plan a

Convention Attendee Free Time

  • 11:00 AM America!
  • Noon Tanger Outlets National Harbor
  • 4:00 PM The Furlough Cheesecake

Plan a

Family Fun Day

Plan a

Riverside day

  • 10:00am City Experiences Water Taxi
  • Noon The Walrus Oyster and Ale house
  • 2:00 PM Stroll Along the Harbor Trail

Plan a

Rainy Day

  • Noon Lunch at Cadillac Ranch
  • 1:00 PM Muse Paintbar
  • 4:00 PM MGM National Harbor Conservatory

Plan a

1st Date

All Activities & Attractions

There’s more to explore.

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.

Looks like there's nothing here, please try clearing the filters or search and try again.

Choose An Activity

The Capital Wheel

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

The Carousel

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

MGM Casino

Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

Topgolf

Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

Lake Arbor Jazz Summer Concert Series

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

The Lake Arbor Jazz Outdoor Concert Series takes place every Thursday – Sunday during the month of July and features some of the nation’s and the region’s finest contemporary jazz and R&B artists including Gerald Albright, Maysa, Jeff Bradshaw, Najee, Norman Brown, Avery*Sunshine and more!

Boating in DC – Hydrobikes, SUP, Pedal boats & Kayak Rentals

Enjoy views of National Harbor from the water with kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddleboard and hydrobike rentals from Boating in DC.

Art Collection

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

African American Travel

The impact of African-American heritage can be found all around National Harbor. Learn the local history and celebrate great artists and business owners.

Bobby Mckey’s

Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

Shopping

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

Muse Paintbar

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Dining

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

Movies On The Potomac

Every Thursday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

Harbor Trail

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Health & Beauty Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

George Washington's Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located just 12 miles from National Harbor in Northern Virginia.

Oxon Hill Manor

Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an immensely popular site with a long heritage.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks
  • Summer Activities

Located in Prince George's County, 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.

Water Taxi

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

Salute the Sunset Concert Series

Take in free live performances by military bands on the Plaza stage every Saturday night and select Wednesday nights, May 29–September 25.

Capital Bikeshare

Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

Float Boat 360

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

MGM Conservatory

Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

Washington Metropolitan Area (D.C.)

National Harbor is just minutes from the Washington Metropolitan Area. Explore all the things there are to do in the nation's capital.

National Monuments

Visit the famous monuments and memorials in Washington DC just miles from National Harbor.

Divine Nail Spa

Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

Marina & Piers

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

Make A Stay Of It

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.

MGM Art Collection

Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

Irish Whisper

This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

Monumental Boat Tours

  • Date Night Activities
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

WaveOne Open Water Swimming

WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

Fort Washington

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. Joining the National Park Service in 1946, the park continues to protect the Potomac River. Located just 8 miles from National Harbor.


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