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.

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 $152 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Location and affordability for the venue at the MGM.. I didn't like the glass shower door didn’t close all the way, and drywall on the bottom of the wall between shower and toilet need repair"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott National Harbor Washington, D.C. Area
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD
The price is $249 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Potomac River Waterfront Park. Tanger Outlets ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"We were able access our room although we were a bit early, the staff was helpful and the facility was very neat."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
The Westin Washington National Harbor
The Westin Washington National Harbor
4 out of 5
171 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $161 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in the heart of National Harbor, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Potomac River Waterfront Park. Tanger ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (963 reviews)
"Spectacular views and very clean. Parking should be validated with the amount of money spent per night for a room."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

The Westin Washington 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.
Luxury National Harbor Brownstone
Luxury National Harbor Brownstone
Oxon Hill, MD
Situated in National Harbor, this romantic vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from The Capital Wheel and within 3 mi (5 km) of MGM National Harbor and Potomac ...
5/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Stellar Property and Host!
"This property is a perfect family launch pad for exploring DC. Large family space in a nice quiet area, easy walk to several nice restaurants in the National Harbor area, and a short 10 minute drive across the river to Old Town Alexandria. The property was fully equipped with everything we needed, ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Luxury National Harbor Brownstone
Three Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor (1981244)
Three Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor (1981244)
Oxon Hill, MD
This family-friendly condo building is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Potomac River Waterfront ...
Three Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor (1981244)
Two Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor Resort (1981258)
Two Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor Resort (1981258)
Oxon Hill, MD
This family-friendly condo building is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Potomac River Waterfront ...
Two Bedroom Deluxe Luxury Condo, National Harbor Resort (1981258)
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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