National Harbor

12/27

The Capital Wheel

Visitors can get photos taken with Santa before riding the Capital Wheel, a large-scale observation wheel.
12/21 - 12/28

The Harbor Holiday Market

Visitors can shop at the seasonal market.
12/31/15

National Harbor Tree Lighting

The Harbor kicks off its holiday season with choir performances, holiday movie, crafts and the lighting of its 65-foot Christmas tree, followed by firework spectacular.
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Editorial Review

Just south on the Potomac River, not long after you pass the Maryland-D.C. border, sits National Harbor, the waterfront resort that aims for a Washington neighborhood vibe with live jazz and an outdoor market. You can walk the waterfront, grab a bite and shop (if you're so inclined). And you can get quite a view of that city that you still haven't set foot in, to boot. It's even more of a Washington-outside-Washington place now that it's home to "The Awakening," the cast aluminum sculpture that was moved from Hains Point in the District in 2008.

-- Mike Berman (Oct. 9, 2009)

Reader Reviews

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Riverside walking

There is so much to do at National Harbor, but the opportunity to do nothing is the secret gem. Benches, planters, adirondack chairs are everywhere, but the most special spots,for me, are along the river in front of the Gaylord.

Riverside walking

There is so much to do at National Harbor, but the opportunity to do nothing is the secret gem. Benches, planters, adirondack chairs are everywhere, but the most special spots,for me, are along the river in front of the Gaylord.