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National Harbor, MD
Travel Guide

Shop at stylish fashion boutiques, browse gourmet farmers markets, enjoy a romantic dinner, then stroll along the riverfront and watch a movie under the stars.

The National Harbor, near Washington D.C., runs along the beautiful Potomac River. With more than 70 shops and a range of restaurants, waterfront residences, parks, family areas and first-class marinas, this is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the nation’s capital.

Have lunch with the family and then meander through the parks and along the water. In the evening, stroll under the stars, admire the glittering lights of the city, have a romantic glass of wine or share a drink with friends.

With an impressive range of retail stores, you can spoil yourself with a day of shopping. From designer brands to independent arts, funky boutiques and classic chic, there is something for every shopper’s needs. At the upscale American Market, find handmade crafts and locally sourced gourmet, specialty food. Afterward, visit the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the largest non-gaming hotel on the East Coast. Then, as you wander along the waterfront, see The Awakening, an enormous aluminum sculpture of a bearded giant emerging from the sand.

Inspire your children at the National Children’s Museum, ride on the Americana-themed carousel and have fun with your toddlers at the playground. In the summertime, watch the sunset, then enjoy a Sunday family movie under the stars.

Take advantage of the water activities on the Potomac River. Enjoy a relaxing cruise or sail, kayak, ride a paddle boat or take a guided fishing tour. If you are in town on business, stay fit with a jog or bike ride on the designated trails through the parks and along the waterfront.

The National Harbor is on the Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland. It is 15 minutes from Washington D.C., and is easily accessible by water taxi or car. With a tranquil atmosphere and a variety of shopping and dining options, the National Harbor is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

The Westin Washington National Harbor
The Westin Washington National Harbor
4 out of 5
171 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from May 11 to May 11
Located in the heart of National Harbor, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from MGM National Harbor. Nationals ...
4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Had a wonderful stay! Will come again!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The Westin Washington National Harbor
AC Hotel by Marriott National Harbor Washington, D.C. Area
AC Hotel by Marriott National Harbor Washington, D.C. Area
3 out of 5
156 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD
The price is $151 per night from May 17 to May 17
Situated in National Harbor, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Capital Wheel and MGM National Harbor. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and United ...
4.2/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
"This hotel was great, right in the heart of all the action. Very clean and neat. Staff was amazing. We will return real soon."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott National Harbor Washington, D.C. Area
Hyatt Place National Harbor
Hyatt Place National Harbor
3 out of 5
123 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD
The price is $159 per night from May 31 to May 31
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from MGM National Harbor. Nationals ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)
"Very clean, socially distant and the staff was very friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Hyatt Place National Harbor
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
2 Bedroom 2 Bath National Harbor 'dc'
2 Bedroom 2 Bath National Harbor 'dc'
Oxon Hill, MD
Situated in National Harbor, this villa is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from MGM National Harbor and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park. Nationals Park and ...
2 Bedroom 2 Bath National Harbor 'dc'
Wyndham National Harbor: Minutes From D.c!
Wyndham National Harbor: Minutes From D.c!
Oxon Hill, MD
Situated in National Harbor, this historic resort is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from MGM National Harbor and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park. Nationals ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Thoughts
"Liked the room but it did have some water bottles under the dining table. Had a issue with the remotes and the other bathroom toilet. However maintenance was very responsive. I wasn't told there was no housekeeping services. Other issue was my reservation was split even though I booked it from Nov ..."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Wyndham National Harbor: Minutes From D.c!
Large 2br/2ba - National Harbor - Minutes to DC!
Large 2br/2ba - National Harbor - Minutes to DC!
Oxon Hill, MD
Situated in National Harbor, this condo building is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from MGM National Harbor and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park. Nationals ...
Large 2br/2ba - National Harbor - Minutes to DC!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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