National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the D.C. region, designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre resort destination that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of residential and office units, tree-lined promenades with scores of popular shops and restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital. In December 2016, MGM Resorts International opened a $1.4 billion integrated casino resort complex on 23 acres overlooking the Potomac River. The MGM National Harbor boasts a 24-story, 308-room hotel, 125,000 sq. feet of gaming, 18,000 sq. feet of high-end retail, 12 restaurants from renowned local and national chefs, and a 3,000 seat theater.
Developed by Peterson Companies, National Harbor commands a mile and a quarter of the Potomac. For residents and visitors, National Harbor offers restaurants, entertainment, and homes within steps of the water. The expansive waterfront with its marinas and piers, designed to accommodate concerts, dinner cruises, and other signature events, also offers a water-taxi service on the Potomac to Georgetown and Alexandria, Va.
The vision for National Harbor embraces arts and entertainment in various forms. Its landscaping, layout, and lighting, as well as a prolific commitment to many genres and styles of public art, contributes to the development’s sense of place. National Harbor is brought to life throughout the year with festivals, music, community events, and more. Even National Harbor’s main thoroughfare, American Way, a 3,000-foot promenade down the spine of the property, is designed as an homage to the American experience.
National Harbor combines an approachable, resort-like personality with a singular, dynamic experience for local residents and visitors alike. With over 10 million annual visitors, there’s simply nowhere else on the Eastern Seaboard you’ll find a mix of things to do, see and experience. It’s the ultimate embodiment of the waterfront lifestyle: Total immersion has never been so inviting.