Exploring National Harbor
Posted on July 29, 2016

Whether you’ve already taken the big family vacation or just didn’t make any plans, it’s always fun to explore your own backyard. That’s why we’re showcasing all the fun things there are to see and do around the DMV this summer.


There’s something for everyone among the shops, restaurants and beautiful views at National Harbor. Click here for a complete calendar of events.

NationalHarbor1The Capital Wheel
You won’t want to miss this unique experience, best when shared with family, friends and loved ones!

This observation wheel boasts forty-two closed capsules seating up to eight people, and operates all year long. At a height of up to 180 feet above the Potomac River, passengers can see the White House, Arlington Cemetery, and Old Town Alexandria. The Capital Wheel is also available for public, corporate and private events.

Plaza Screen
With the gorgeous marina as a backdrop, enjoy movies, sports, concerts and more! A great idea for date-night or something for the whole family to enjoy.

The Gaylord Hotel
Perfect for business or pleasure! With a stunning 19-story glass atrium, the Gaylord is located just 10 miles from DC. Guests can take advantage of an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, salon, and childcare services, as well a variety of dining selections.

In addition, the business resort offers 470,000 square feet of meeting space, including 89 conference rooms and an exhibition space.

A Variety of Dining Experiences
Remember- your concierge can help you make reservations!

Head to Redstone American Grill for a great place to enjoy drinks and American-style cuisine right on the water! Outstanding service and flavors cultivated from the signature wood-fired grill makes it ideal for a casual happy hour or more formal gatherings.

Designed in Italy, Fiorella Italian Kitchen specializes in traditional Italian fare including antipasti, thin-crust pizza and calzones, and offers a wide selection of international wines and beers.

The Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop is a wine-lover’s dream! Run by John Kent Cooke’s Boxwood Estate Winery, a variety of domestic and imported red and white wines can be ordered by the glass, bottle, through tastings, and even self-serve from Enomatic wine tasting machines!

At Rosa Mexicano, the Guacamole en Molcajete (prepared table-side!) is really just the beginning! Authentic regional dishes made from fresh ingredients are certain to make any meal or event extra special.

More than 150 retailers are located in the harbor, from boutiques and specialty shops, bakeries and markets, to larger chain retail stores. For a complete listing, click here.



Post By: Erin M.