Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Vacation Resorts at National Harbor
Wyndham Vacation Resorts at National Harbor is just steps from the Potomac River. From this point, you can enjoy a day of shopping and dining along the waterfront or take a water taxi into Washington, DC and Alexandria. If you prefer to ride the train into DC instead, no problem there: The resort also runs a free shuttle to the King Street Metro station.
- Why visit now?: Holiday festivities along the National Harbor run from late November to early January.
- The spacious suites feature full kitchens and living rooms with queen-size sleeper sofas.
- A grocery delivery service lets you enjoy home-cooked meals onsite without having to steal a pie off your neighbor's windowsill.
- Go for a dip in an indoor swimming pool or outdoor hot tub, open all year long.
National Harbor, Maryland: Waterfront Complex near Washington, DC
National Harbor may be somewhat small—the city complex covers just 350 acres along the Potomac River—but there's no shortage of things to do. Take a stroll along the lengthy waterfront to find boutiques, restaurants, and bars with spectacular views of the river. While you're here, be sure to check out The Awakening, a cast-iron sculpture of a giant who appears to be breaking free from the sand. National Harbor also plays host to a number of holiday festivities beginning in late November, including an outdoor ice rink, a holiday market, and a harbor light show.
Both Washington, DC and Alexandria are just a short drive or water taxi ride away from National Harbor. Just a 5-minute walk from your hotel is the Potomac Riverboat Company, which runs boats to and from the National Mall, Georgetown, or downtown Alexandria almost every day.