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The Capital Wheel

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  • Waterfront Activities

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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  • Waterfront Activities

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

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Salute the Sunset Concert Series

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  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Take in performances by military bands during free shows on the Plaza stage every Saturday night, May 12–September 22.

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Boat & Kayak Rentals

  • Waterfront Activities

Rent a kayak, pedal boat or stand-up paddleboard on your own, or take in the sights with an evening kayak tour.

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Movies On The Potomac

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  • Summer Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

Every Saturday, pack chairs, grab food from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us at the Plaza screen for free fun!

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Art Collection

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  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Waterfront Activities

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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Urban Pirates

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  • Summer Activities

Ahoy! Climb aboard a pirate ship to to dress, talk and play games like a true pirate with water cannons and hidden treasures throughout the harbor. Urban Pirates 54′ Pirate...

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Fitness Activities

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Run the harbor walk, rent a kayak, paddleboard through the harbor or take part in our special fitness events to stay in shape while exploring our other offerings.

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Summer Events

  • Summer Activities

Every area of National Harbor is home to seasonal happenings that offer entertainment for people of every age.

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Gaylord National

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This 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river features sights, sounds and shops that change seasonally.

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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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The Theater at MGM

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See some of the biggest names in music, comedy and more at this intimate venue that makes every seat feel like it’s front row.

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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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Topgolf

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

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.

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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Muse Paint Bar

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  • Nightlife Activities

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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Throughout The Area

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We’re more than a Waterfront District. See how you can leverage everything the are has to offer.

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Capital Bikeshare

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Pedal through the Waterfront District after picking up a bike from stations on the corner of Waterfront Street and Fleet Street.

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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.

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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Oxon Hill Manor

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Constructed in 1928, Oxon Hill Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River. Its lush grounds, expansive views and stately rooms make it an...

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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...

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Tours & Sightseeing Cruises

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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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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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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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Make A Stay Of It

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  • Summer Activities

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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Pose Nightclub

  • Date Night Activities
  • Nightlife Activities

Take Gaylord National’s elevators to the 18th floor for a rooftop escape unlike any other. This modern lounge is the perfect place for late-night refreshments.

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Relâche Spa

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Located inside Gaylord National, this center of relaxation features a full a menu of spa treatments that will leave you rejuvenated.

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MGM Spa & Salon

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This 27,000-square-foot oasis includes 11 luxuriously appointed spa rooms, a full-service salon, an advanced fitness center, and other private amenities.

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Divine Nail Spa

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

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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Beach

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  • Waterfront Activities

J. Seward Johnson’s beloved sculpture (and impromptu playground), “The Awakening,” emerges from our sandy beaches.

Gaylord National Summer Package

  • Summer Activities

This 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river features sights, sounds and shops that change seasonally.

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MGM Conservatory

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Explore the summer theme at this artful installation inside MGM National Harbor’s soaring indoor space.

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Dinner First

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Get your night started with a quick bike or multi-course dinner at one of our many area eateries.

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Have A Nightcap

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End your night with a cold beer, craft cocktail or other creative concoction at our local bars and lounges.

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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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Gaylord National Atrium

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Each season this area is home to artful displays that tie into the surrounding scenery or current holiday, featuring themes like cherry blossoms and Santa’s workshop.

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