237. National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA

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Why

This area sits just outside of Washington D.C. and you more than likely have never been there although you’ve perhaps been to the nation’s capital city. It’s a whole different experience when you visit, plus you see the span of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge and enjoy the attractions.

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA - Waterfront

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA – Waterfront

 

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA – Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Where

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA is located on the edge of the Potomac River just south of Alexandria.

How To Get Here

By Train

There is no train station in National Harbor. The closest station is across the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. Train service is provided by Amtrak. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides local transportation.

By Bus

There is no bus station in National Harbor. The closest station is in Washington D.C. at Union Station which is served by BestBus, Bolt Bus, Fullington Trailways, Greyhound, OurBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Megabus. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides local transportation.

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

By Plane

The nearest major airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA - Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Old Terminal

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA – Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Old Terminal

Airlines serving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are:

Air Canada (AC), Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), JetBlue Airways (B6), LAN (LA), Qatar Airways (QR), Southwest Airlines (WN), Sun Country Airlines (SY), TAM (JJ), United Airlines (UA) and Virgin America (VX).

There is also service to Washington-Dulles International Airport in Sterling Virginia (IAD).

Airlines serving Washington-Dulles Airport (IAD) are:

ASKY Airlines (KP), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Alaska Airlines (AS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Austrian Airlines (OS), Avianca (AV), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Frontier Airlines (F9), Icelandair (FI), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LAN (LA), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Porter Airlines (PD), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), SAS (SK), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), South African Airways (SA), Southwest Airlines (WN), Southern Airways Express (9X), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS).

In addition, you may use Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

Airlines serving Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) are:

Aer Lingus (EI), Air Canada (AC), Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Boutique Air (4B), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Southwest Airlines (WN), Southern Airways Express (9X), Spirit Airlines (NK), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX) and Wow Air (WW).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

 

Where To Stay

A fe hotels to choose from here including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. I stayed at the Aloft on my visit. Of course you can stay in Alexandria, Virginia or even in Washington D.C. itself. You can find somewhere to stay in National Harbor on their Web site.

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA - Fountain at Gaylord Hotel

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA – Fountain at Gaylord Hotel

 

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA - Aloft Hotel

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA – Aloft Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

There are many places to have a bite to eat in National Harbor. You can find more information from the National Harbor Web site.

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA - Elevation Burger

National Harbor, Fort Washington, Maryland USA – Elevation Burger

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

There is lots of shopping in this area as well as just walking and enjoying the views of the Potomac River as well as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. There’s also the Capital Wheel (a huge ferris wheel) to explore. You can find a list of things to do here.

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA - Woodrow Wilson Bridge

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA – Woodrow Wilson Bridge

 

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA

National Harbor, Fort Washington Maryland USA

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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