Area Attractions

At Hyatt Place National Harbor, you have a comfortable home base conveniently located in the waterfront district off the Potomac River, and only 12 miles from downtown Washington D.C. A stay at our hotel makes it easy to experience banner National Harbor attractions, exciting riverfront activities, vibrant D.C. neighborhoods, buzzed-about dining, charming shops, and more. 

Hyatt Place National Harbor

123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 20745



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Local Food + Drink

McCormick & Schmick’s

For seasonal seafood, tender steaks, and signature oysters - this eatery is stands by it’s guarantee of sustainable, fresh offerings. M&S also boasts hosting the “No. 1 Happy Hour in America, so stop by the bar to unwind, hang with friends, or celebrate life’s small wins.

Fogo De Chao

The restaurant features an open-air churrasco grill where guests can dine and watch gaucho chefs demonstrate the culinary art of churrasco. The National Harbor location features an outdoor dining patio with waterfront views of the Potomac River.

Local Attractions

Boating in DC at National Harbor

Want to see the city from every angle? What better way than a view from the bay? Launch a boat, paddle board, or water taxi from this boathouse settled on National Harbor’s most scenic stretch of water. Night pedal boating is also available for cruises past the Capitol Wheel.

Top Golf

Topgolf makes sport of socializing, whether that’s with friend, family, or coworkers. There’s no pressure to perfect your swing – they’ve got plenty of food and drink options from the bar or ordered to your climate-controlled hitting bay. Tee it high, let it fly!

Alexandria Farmers Market

A 260 yearlong Saturday staple held in the City Hall’s Market Square, where Washington is said to have sold his produce. This four-mile stretch holds 70 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables, cut flowers, potted plants, soaps, fabric art, and paintings. Every Saturday from 7 AM til noon.

Art + Culture

The Awakening Sculpture

Buoying up to the harbor or meandering through the streets, you’re likely to stumble upon these colossal arms jutting from sand to sky. A 72 ft. sculpture created by Seward Johnson Jr., “the Awakening” is now a favorite local spot for onlooking and kids to climb and play shoreside.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A formal WWII naval munitions factory has functioned into a world-famous art center on the Potomac Riverbank. Torpedo Factory is now home to 82 studios, seven galleries, and 160 artists of every medium. Second Thursdays are a popular after-hours affair to enjoy hands-on crafting and local music.


Tanger Outlets at National Harbor

With over 85 brand names in brick-and-mortar, Tanger brings the ultimate outlet shopping experience to National Harbor. Spend an afternoon shopping at your favorite brands and feel even better scoring any apparel at a discount.


MGM National Harbor

Push your luck and polish off a plate after plate – all in the same place. MGM National Harbor holds a night full of experiences with 8 restaurants featuring creations from acclaimed chefs and a casino larger than the White House.

Theatre at MGM

With 3,000 seats and state-of-the-art A/V capabilities, you’ll be immersed in a sea of sound at the Harbor’s favorite entertainment venue. Check the box office and take your pick from any type of talent – magic, music, comedy, and more!

Gateway DC Pavilion

This versatile venue is open-air and accommodating to every diverse local happening – from Broccoli City Festival and Art All Night. The ample green space has ecosystem terraces and space for 40 vendors and includes an indoor café with a fully equipped test kitchen.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

A 19-story glass atrium with every cultured creation one could possibly crave. Do your feet a favor after a day’s worth of wandering and schedule a spa treatment to relax and replenish mind, body, and soul.