National Harbor Travel Guide

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National Harbor Overview

The National Harbor is a new and expansive 300 acre development off the Potomac River. It has been here since 2008. This urban waterfront community hosts hotels, residental buildings, a marina, restaurants, bars, a mechanical bull, shopping and stores including a Peeps store (you know, the marshmellow treat made into chicks and bunnies for the holidays).

Only 10 minutes drive from downtown DC and just across the Potomac from Old Town, Virginia, the National Harbor is technically in Prince George's county of Maryland. You can get there via water taxi from Virginia, via the Beltway, you can cross the new Woodrow Wilson bridge from VA or drive there via 295 from DC.

There is something for everyone at the National Harbor. Parking ranges from $3-$11 unless you park at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center (parking is more expensive there). There are seasonal events (such as Cirque du Soleil and indoor ice sculptures), so be sure to visit the website for information.

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