Excitement of every sort.

Pure fun, planned out or on the fly, National Harbor is more than a destination. It’s an experience. We’re committed to providing you an endless variety of things to do, including the many immersive sights, scents, tastes and sounds of our waterfront wonderland. From fresh artisan cheese and cinema al fresco to family-friendly fun—with all the things to do at National Harbor, you’ll be back for more in no time.

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The Capital Wheel

Soar high above the Potomac River in your own private gondola to take in the area’s many iconic sights from a truly unique perspective.

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The Capital Wheel

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Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront to marvel at the area’s most iconic sights and hidden gems.

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The Carousel

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Enjoy an Americana-themed carousel featuring whimsical creatures, a newly-built playground, toddler play area and picnic tables.

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MGM Casino

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Try your hand at slots, blackjack, poker and more on one of the country’s largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas.

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Topgolf

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Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.

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Monumental Boat Tours

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Cruise the Potomac River aboard your own two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat Boat. Experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or the Maryland/Virginia waters and Mount Vernon all from your own boat! Our knowledgeable guides create fun, memorable outings.

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Float Boat 360

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Float Boat 360 is a charter/ rental boat. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone, wedding, birthday, or just because. Read more at- floatboat360.com

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Marina & Piers

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Nestled along the Potomac River in Smoots Bay, National Harbor Marina is the premier marina and pier in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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Make A Stay Of It

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It’s impossible to see everything we have in one day or night. Extend your visit to take advantage of all we have to do.

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Shopping

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Explore the wide range of retail experiences, including local boutiques, specialty stores, essential stops and more.

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Dining

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Foodies will love our diverse culinary destination, which features a wide array of flavors and options for every visitor.

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National Colonial Farm

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This living history museum depicts a middle-class family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. The heritage breed livestock and seed saving programs ensure heirloom crops and animals are preserved for future generations.

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Muse Paintbar

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Muse combines painting lessons with a restaurant and bar, hosting painting sessions seven days a week. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is required.

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Harborwalk

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This paved walking path invites you to stretch your legs along the banks of the Potomac River and our tidal basin.

Bobby Mckey’s

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Request your favorite hits as talented pianists and singers belt out requests at the DC area’s premier dueling piano bar.

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Capital Bikeshare

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Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.

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Water Taxi

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Take the Water Taxi from Gaylord National or the National Harbor Marina to Alexandria to easily reach DC’s many cultural offerings.

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WaveOne Open Water Swimming

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WaveOne Swimming offers some of the most current and creative open water swimming programs in the area.

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Tours & Sightseeing Cruises by Hornblower

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Dinner, monuments, Mount Vernon: choose your way to cruise the water and see some of DC’s iconic landmarks.

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Art Collection

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National Harbor is home to works from local, national and international artists. Learn all about each piece with our self-guided audio walking tour.

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MGM Conservatory

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Larger-than-life works of art take over this unique space to create a wonderland that invites you to mingle with the display as you walk through.

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MGM Art Collection

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Browse this destination’s eclectic mix of works that range from photography and paintings to large-scale sculptures.

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Divine Nail Spa

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Open by appointment only. Call 301-485-1476 to book.

A fume-free natural nail spa, Divine offers an extensive selection of pampering spa treatments for your hands, feet, face and body.

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Irish Whisper

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This Irish pub & restaurant features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons and a full beer and wine menu in a cozy setting.

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