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Explore Attractions & Activities At The National Harbor In Maryland

Experience one of the most exciting attractions in Maryland when you visit the National Harbor. Explore an eclectic collection of over 150 shops, ride on the carousel and Ferris Wheel or try your luck at the MGM Casino. Dine at more than 40 restaurants, climb aboard the pirate ship for an exciting swashbuckling adventure, visit the weekend farmers market, and enjoy riverside concerts and movies during the summer. Take the water taxi to the Gaylord National Convention Center or ride the shuttle to shop for deals at the Tanger Outlets. From family friendly attractions and special events to shopping and dining, you'll find something for everyone to enjoy at the National Harbor.


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Varies by attraction.

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 Varies by attraction.


  • Live Music & Santa, Oh My!
  • Movies On The Potomac
  • Salute The Sunset Concert Series


  • Capital Ferris Wheel
  • MGM Casino
  • Water Taxi
  • Farmers Market
  • Carousel
  • Urban Pirate Ship
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Tours & Sightseeing Cruises
  • Kayak, Boat & Paddleboard Rentals


  • Where is parking at the National Harbor?

    Parking is easy at the National Harbor, with three covered parking garages near attractions, shops and restaurants. The Fleet Garage is located on Fleet Street, the Mariner Garage is located on Waterfront Street and the St. George Garage is located on St. George Boulevard. All three garages are open 24-hours, 7 days a week and offer up to 2 hours of parking for $5, 2-4 hours for $12 or an all-day parking rate of $20. For easy transportation during your visit, park and ride the National Harbor Circulator shuttle. Tickets are just $5 for unlimited rides all day.
  • When is the Capital Wheel open?

    The Capital Wheel is a must-see attraction for every visitor. Enjoy this breathtaking ride that soars 180 feet above the Potomac River and take in incomparable views of the National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Masonic Temple, City of Alexandria, Prince George’s County, and beautiful vistas of the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. Before you hop on the wheel, grab a drink at the Flight Deck bar or take the kids to ride the nearby carousel for just $7. The Capital Wheel is open Monday-Friday, from 4pm-10pm and Saturday-Sunday, from noon-10pm all year long. Tickets are $15 adults; $13.50 seniors (60+); $11.25 children (3-11).

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