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National Harbor's Family Fun Marvels
Whether it's enjoying the waterfront, exploring interactive museums, or participating in outdoor activities, National Harbor offers a range of options that cater to family fun and entertainment.
Tips for your visit to National Harbor
- Best Times to Visit: National Harbor is bustling throughout the year, but for optimal weather and smaller crowds, consider visiting April to May or September to October. Weekdays tend to be less crowded especially in summer.
- Parking Options: National Harbor offers ample paid parking, including both outdoor lots and parking garages. Arrive early or consider using the valet parking services available at some hotels and restaurants.
- Transportation: Car is best way to get here. A Water Taxi service operates between National Harbor, Alexandria, Georgetown, and other locations along the Potomac River. It's a scenic and convenient way to reach National Harbor while enjoying the river views. There are shuttle services from nearby hotels and from MGM National Harbor casino.
- Accommodations: From luxury hotels to budget-friendly options enjoy convenience to the attractions. Popular hotel options include Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, MGM National Harbor, and AC Hotel by Marriott.
- Plan for Weather: Check the weather forecast before your visit and dress accordingly. National Harbor experiences hot summers and chilly winters. The Awaken statue is on sand so expect sandy feet, fingers, and behinds so plan accordingly.
- Research Events and Activities: Keep an eye on the National Harbor events calendar for any upcoming festivals, concerts, or special events that might be of interest to your family or days you want to avoid.
OVERALL WE RECOMMEND NATIONAL HARBOR
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