Conveniently located to the south of Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River, National Harbor, Maryland, is known for its waterfront accommodations and attractions, lively nightlife and eclectic mix of dining and shopping opportunities. If you're in town on business, most of the hotels in the area are within close proximity of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Families with children will appreciate the Ferris wheel and carousel found on the pier.
A water taxi service carries passengers to and from Alexandria, Virginia, and main thoroughfares within the National Harbor area provide direct access to the Beltway. The area is known for hosting a series of events throughout the year, including concerts, conventions and exhibits. Fitness enthusiasts can stroll along the beachfront or follow the biking trail along the waterfront over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and into Alexandria, where the city operates a shuttle service.
Averaging just over 200 sunny days per year, National Harbor has four distinct seasons. Temperatures in the region range from roughly 25 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months to 88 degrees Fahrenheit in mid-summer. Much of the nightlife in the area is centered around the marina and the waterfront area. The National Children's Museum provides hands-on activities for kids in addition to seasonal exhibits and displays.