About National Harbor, Maryland

National Harbor

National Harbor, Maryland, is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from Washington, DC. National Harbor is a destination unlike any other, featuring 160 stores, 40 restaurants, the Capital Ferris wheel, and some of the best sunsets in the Washington, DC, area.

National Harbor is a 15-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and a 45-minute drive from both Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

National Harbor is located 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC. For information about nearby Washington, DC, please visit the Washington DC Convention & Visitors Bureau at washington.org.

National Harbor has elevated its long-standing commitment to cleanliness, putting into place advanced sanitizing procedures throughout National Harbor. Learn more about National Harbor's commitment to cleanliness.


November ushers in the end of the fall season in Washington, DC, and the neighboring Potomac Region, including National Harbor. The average high temperature for November is 59°F and the low is 37°F. With the weather mildly cool, rain is less frequent and there is always a potential for the first snow of the season; however, the average snowfall in November is only 0.5 inches.

Local Area Activities

Area Map

National Harbor is easy to navigate and has a lot to offer guests. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment options along the picturesque promenades. The iconic Capital Wheel—a 180-foot observation wheel—offers guests unprecedented views of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Stroll along the Harborwalk or hop on a sightseeing boat to experience the monuments and Washington, DC, or catch a water taxi over to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Take a quick drive or shuttle bus to the Tanger Outlets, offering over 85 premium brands, or to Topgolf National Harbor for a round of friendly competition.