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National Harbor

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National Harbor is in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Understand[edit]

Home to Marriott's Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor is a common destination for people traveling to the Washington DC area for conventions and business.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

National Harbor is just south of the intersection of I-95 and I-295. There are numerous parking garages in the area.

By bus[edit]

  • National Harbor Passenger Shuttle operates between hotels in National Harbor and the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, Virginia. The bus is free for guests staying at a hotel in National Harbor (show your key card) or residents/employees of National Harbor and costs $10 for non-guests.

By boat[edit]

  • Potomac Riverboat Company operates a water taxi between Alexandra, Virginia, the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, and downtown National Harbor. Round-trip fares are $16 for adults, $8 for children and the rides lasts about 25 minutes.
  • National Harbor Marina allows docking of private boats. Advance reservation required.

Get around[edit]

Most points of interest in National Harbor are accessible by foot, but for some further out stops such as the new MGM casino, you can use the National Harbor Circulator, which operates 7 days a week from 11AM-4AM and costs $5 for an all-day pass. Stops at:

  • Downtown National Harbor (St. George Blvd. & Waterfront St. bus shelters)
  • Gaylord National
  • Tanger Outlets (by the merchant wall on Oxon Hill Rd.)
  • MGM National Harbor (on Monument Dr.)

See[edit]

  • The Awakening Sculpture, National Harbor Waterfront
  • National Children's Museum, 151 St. George Boulevard, +1 301-392-2400.
  • Local Motors Tours. Sunday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm, on the hour. Showcases the latest innovations in vehicle technology, from 3D-printed cars to autonomous vehicles

Do[edit]

  • Boat Rental @ Boating in D.C.. Hourly Rates: Single Kayak: $15; Double Kayak: $20; Stand Up Paddleboard: $20; Pedal Boat (up to 4 adults): $25; Swan or Duck Pedal Boat (4 adults + 1 child): $30.

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Sleep[edit]

  • Westin National Harbor, 171 Waterfront Street, +1 301-567-3999. Great views.

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Routes through National Harbor
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