National Harbor Hot Spots & Attractions

More than 60 restaurants within a 1 mile walk, a giant Ferris wheel, water taxis to old town Alexandria, dueling piano bar, seafood on the waterfront, and the brand new MGM casino – this neighborhood has everything going for it! There’s even a public Halloween special event on Sunday, October 29. Gaylord National provides complimentary bus service in National Harbor and the MGM Resort. And if you want to go into downtown DC, it’s a quick 20 minute ride to the U.S. Capital. Learn more about the National Harbor neighborhood.


Avoid the traffic and sail to Alexandria on the 30-minute Water Taxi by The Potomac Riverboat Company. Sail among National Harbor, Old Town and the National Mall in Washington, DC. Experience the world-class museums and monuments of DC along with George Washington’s hometown in Old Town Alexandria. Roundtrip Fare is $16 for adults; One-Way trip is $8 for adults. For more information, click here.


Located just a mile away from the waterfront, the MGM is the place to wind down from a day full of events. The brand-new landmark holds 15 dining options, a 125,000-square-foot casino, a 3,000-seat theater, and 18,000 square feet of retail. Explore all of the opportunities MGM has to offer.


  • 20+ Shopping Outlets
  • Bobby McKey’s
  • Bond 45
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
  • Bubble Bounce
  • Cadillac Ranch
  • Fiorella Italian Kitchen
  • Grace’s Mandarin
  • Granite City Food & Brewery
  • Irish Whisperer
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • McLoone’s Pier House
  • Public House
  • Redstone American Grill
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Succotash
  • Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck
  • The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop
  • Thai Pavilion
  • Walrus Oyster & Ale House


  • Capital Spine & Pain Center
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Divine Nail Spa
  • Harbor Cleaners
  • Harbor Medical & Urgent Care
  • Marina Office
  • Sunoco
  • Upper Cuts Salon & Spa
  • Upper Cuts Gentlemen’s Grooming Place
  • The UPS Store
  • Willpower Fitness


  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Capital Teas
  • Harbor Coffee
  • Peeps & Company
  • Pepper Palace
  • Pinkberry
  • Potomac Gourmet Market
  • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
  • SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier
  • Starbucks
  • Sunset 180 Bar & Grill


  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Crab Cake Café
  • Elevation Burger
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Subway
  • Subway (at Sunoco)


  • Alexandria Water Taxi
  • The Awakening Sculpture
  • Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar
  • Capital Wheel
  • MGM National Harbor
  • Urban Pirates National Harbor

Convention Location

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(Washington, DC metro area)