national harbor

Right out the front door of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor is a unique waterfront wonderland that offers a never-ending variety of things to do. National Harbor is 350 acres along the shimmering Potomac River offering views of downtown Washington D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, 160 enticing shops and 40 delicious restaurants. Just 15-minute drive or water taxi from the heart of the nation's capital.


Delicious bites and Drinks

National Harbor is home to more than 40 delectable dining spots. Between decadent steakhouses and classic American fare to cozy coffee shops, there is something for every palate. A few favorites include:

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar
The D.C. area's only dueling piano bar offering all-request live music with improvisational humor.

Bond 45 Prime Steak & Seafood
Modern day classic Italian dishes, fresh seafood with a local flair and prime steaks using the finest ingredients.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ
Over 25 years of legendary North Carolina, slow-smokin' barbeque.

Cadillac Ranch
An eclectic mix of great food and amazing drinks. Made from scratch menu with a wide variety of steaks, burgers, seafood, pasta and salad.

Fiorella Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
Designed in Italy, this full service, upscale pizzeria features very thin crust pizzas, calzones and pasta entrees along with Italian and international wines and beers.

Grace's Mandarin
East meets west in a sensual fusion of tastes. Pan Asian flavors come together in a casual yet elegant atmosphere with views of the Potomac River.

Granite City
Award winner for best restaurant, best brunch, best patio, best beer, best martini, best burger and more. Granite City is passionate about creating fresh menu items from scratch and uses its patented brewing process to deliver the best brews.

The Irish Whisper
Features traditional cuisine, nearly 80 different Irish whiskeys, scotches and bourbons, as well a full beer and wine menu. Perfect cozy bar to relax.

McLoone's Pier House
Has made quite a name for itself around Jersey Shore and now making a mark in National Harbor. Offering everything from fresh salads to burgers to steak and seafood.

Public House
Great food and cocktails in a lively, inviting atmosphere. Catch a game on the big screen or enjoy the sounds from the DJ or live music in this friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Redstone American Grill
The rugged, yet romantic atmosphere offers wood-burning rotisserie and open flame grill where signature chicken, seasonal fish and perfectly aged steaks are prepared. 

Rosa Mexicano
Authentic Mexican cuisine using the finest ingredients, traditional cooking techniques, and regional Mexican recipes bursting with flavor.

Five-time James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu. 

Thai Pavilion
Enjoy authentic hand-made Thai cuisine and the sweet sounds of live music. 

The Brass Tap
Craft beer bar with 60 taps of the best regional and national brews, as well as specialty drinks, wines, and a wide selection of food.

The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Takes its name from the Lewis Carrol poem The Walrus and The Carpenter, offers eastern shore-inspired all-scratch cooking. The showcase Walrus shucking bar is the area's largest selection of east coast oysters with 12 delicious bivalves to satisfy your cravings. 


The capital wheel

You'll feel like you're sitting on the top of the world as your soar 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront. Visible sights include the National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Masonic Temple, City of Alexandria, Prince George's County and lush parklands throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. General admission is $15 plus tax or VIP experience admission is $50 plus tax.

Potomac Riverboat

The Potomac Riverboat Company operates the water taxi service connecting The Wharf, Georgetown, Alexandria's historic waterfront and National Harbor. The Potomac Riverboat Company also offers sightseeing tours including the Monuments Tour, Mount Vernon Cruise, Alexandria Seaport Cruise and Canine Cruise for your furry friends. For schedule and to purchase tickets online, visit

Art at National harbor

National Harbor is home to more than $10 million in public art. From your entrance to your departure, there is something to see at every turn.

The American Way

A collection of statues that feature icon people and images of America's history.

Approaching by boat you will be welcomed by J. Seward Johnson's "The Awakening" emerging from the sandy beaches just as the city emerges from the Potomac River.

Just steps from Belvedere, Cheryl Foster's "Maryland's Bounty" is comprised of two panels made of stained glass mosaic with medium symbolizing Maryland's tie to the Chesapeake Bay.

Albert Paley's "The Beckoning" towers 85 feet into the sky as you drive into National Harbor. Paley's "The Eagles" is two 4,500 lb stainless steel eagles with wingspans fourteen feet each atop 60 foot poles is located down National Harbor's main thoroughfare.

Steven Weitzman created a spectacular terrazzo mural that resides at the end of American Way on the Belvedere before visitors descend the Spanish Steps to National Harbor's waterfront. This 1,600 square-foot terrazzo portrays the history and geography of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.  

Located on the banks of the Potomac Ricer is Norman Greene's stature "Five in the Wind".

"Maryland's Winners" is comprised of two panels, first depicts the only farther and son duo to win the Triple Crown and the other depicts the three oldest skipjack boats in the Maryland fleet.

Tool de Force, once housed at the National Building Museum, represents some of the tools used in the industry. Sculpted by David Stromeyer.


The National Harbor shopping scene has something for everyone with a delightful blend of over 160 retailers. Tanger Outlets include Pandora, Samsonite, Gap Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, Nike Factory Store, J. Crew Factory Store and more.



MGM National Harbor

The newest addition to the waterfront, MGM National Harbor is a luxury resort offering retail, dining, entertainment and gaming. Take in a show in the 3,000 seat theater, try our luck in the casino, dine at one of the 14 restaurants and bars or enjoy the night away in one of the nightclubs.



National Harbor Circulator

National Harbor's newest mode of transportation circulates between the area's hot spots 7 days a week. Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm and Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Stops include downtown National Harbor (St. George Blvd and Waterfront St), Gaylord National, Tanger Outlets and MGM National Harbor. Cost $5 for all day pass.