National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD, USA

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National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD, USA

National Harbor vacation rentals

A waterfront escape on the Potomac

Perched on the mighty Potomac River, just 20 minutes by car from the heart of Washington, DC, National Harbor is a gleamingly modern waterfront community, and a compelling choice for an action-packed weekend getaway. Whatever your idea of a good time may be, you'll be spoiled for choice here, with cavernous casinos, sleek shopping centers, awe-inspiring art installations, and irresistible gourmet restaurants. And that's before you've factored in the glimmering harbor itself, where you can enjoy active pursuits while taking in jaw-dropping views of the DC skyline. National Harbor vacation rentals range from slick studios to luxurious family-sized condos, so you're sure to find one to suit.

Shopping around in National Harbor

Shopping is a serious pastime in National Harbor, with bargain-hunters flocking from far and wide to Tanger Outlets throughout the year. At this sprawling center you can buy dazzling designer fashion, cool sportswear, luxury cosmetics, and much more besides, all at vastly reduced prices. The local dining scene is similarly sensational, with waterfront eateries serving everything from American comfort food classics to elegant pan-Asian cuisine. And no visit to National Harbor is complete without a spot of downtime on the river. Jump on a boat bound for the awe-inspiring Washington Monument, or splurge on a decadent dinner cruise and eat, drink and dance the evening away.

Sky-high adventures in National Harbor

You'll find an eclectic array of attractions virtually on the doorstep of National Harbor vacation rentals. The most iconic of the lot is the Capital Wheel. This giant, skyline-dominating Ferris wheel sends visitors soaring 180 feet above the water, a vantage point which affords breathtaking views of the National Cathedral, Masonic Temple, City of Alexandria, and other landmarks. For a night of pure self-indulgence, make a beeline for the MGM National Harbor. This vast entertainment complex includes a glamorous, high-stakes casino, seductive cocktail lounges, and a vast theater that regularly plays host to the biggest names in music, comedy, and performing arts.

Vivid seasons in National Harbor

National Harbor enjoys a varied climate, ensuring that no 2 visits are quite the same. National Harbor vacation rentals are in particularly high demand in summer, when the weather is typically very warm, with plenty of sunshine. Humidity can be high at times, but this is often alleviated by rainfall and thunder storms. Winters tend to be chilly rather than bracingly cold, with light snowfall often occurring between December and February. Spring and fall are great times to visit, with mild weather, and fewer out-of-towners competing for sought-after accommodation.

Heavenly hikes around National Harbor

National Harbor is conveniently close to the bright lights of the nation's capital, but it's equally easy to escape to a world of unspoiled nature. Around 30 minutes away by car, Piscataway Park is a tranquil expanse of fragrant forests, lush meadows, and tidal wetlands. Amble along any of its easy-to-follow hiking trails, and you may catch sight of darting deer, playful beavers, or bushy-tailed foxes. The park is also a haven for birders, with majestic osprey and bald eagles often to be spotted circling overhead.