Have The Perfect Day at National Harbor this Labor Day

National Harbor has always been one of the best spots to celebrate long weekends. This Labor Day weekend will be no different as we showcase Harborcation getaways with the opening of the Hyatt Place National Harbor, The Furlough Cheesecake, Messy Treatz, Monumental Boat Tours and the Flight Deck at The Capital Wheel’s newest beer from True Respite Brewing, The Perfect Day.


What activities are new?

Soar high in the sky with The Capital Wheel and end The Perfect Day with a new beer from True Resprite Brewing Company at Flight Deck. The Capital Wheel is open rain or shine, 365 days a year; and is always a perfect 72-degrees inside each private, climate-controlled gondola. “The Perfect Day” from True Respite Brewing was inspired by that vision of a perfect ride on The Capital Wheel and is being released today in follow up to the previous related brew in the series called It’s Too Foggy. The Perfect Day beer is part of the True Resprite Brewing Company’s Inner Circle Series of hazies. Each release within the series ties deeply into a different friend, family, or team member’s life. Co-Founders Brendan and Bailey took their kids, Aidan (4, now 5) and Aislinn (2, now 3) to the Capital Wheel at National Harbor. The Perfect Day brew is a Hazy DIPA (8.2%). “Riding The Capital Wheel is part of a perfect day of fun experiences guests can expect when visiting National Harbor, pair it with a tasty beverage, great dining and shopping and an overnight stay, makes for a fun Harborcation getaway” said Jackie Saunders, AVP marketing, National Harbor.

Cruise the Potomac River with Monumental Boat tours aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, known as a Craigcat Boat. Their knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings. Enjoy a fabulous 2-hour experience, where you are able to drive your own boat to tour of the Potomac River and surrounding Virginia/Maryland area. Some key highlights are: Jones Point Lighthouse, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, Little Hunting Creek, Potomac Wildlife and more!

Where to stay?

Be one of the first to check in at the brand new Hyatt Place National Harbor this Labor Day weekend. At Hyatt place you are close to the lauded waterfront district and enjoy fine dining, chic retail, and fun riverside entertainment like The Capital Wheel and the Harborwalk. No need to leave your fur baby at home because Hyatt Place is pet friendly!

Want a sweet treat?

The famous Furlough Cheesecake has found a new home at National Harbor. Severely impacted by the recent government shutdown (2018-19) and desperate to figure out how to make ends meet without their paychecks, two sisters from two different federal agencies, Nikki Thompson Howard (left) and Jaqi Thompson Wright (right), were forced to step out on Faith to support their families and prevent the bottom from falling out. Introducing, The Furlough Cheesecake! This succulent dessert is made with a whole lot of love and goodness!

Messy Treatz started as a way for the owner and her daughters to spend more quality time together through something that they love, BAKING! Over the course of time they started backing and doing different pop ups in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and grew to have their own year round shop at National Harbor. Messy Treatz is a small business whose goal is to make your day just a little sweeter with treatz. We offer a wide variety of desserts that range from cupcakes to pie sticks. Messy Treatz works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.