National Harbor

5/3 - 5/4

National Harbor Wine and Food Festival

Cooking demos, live music and unlimited beer, wine and spirits.

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)