Points of Interest near Our Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Get caught up in the whirlwind of capital life when you book a stay at Aloft Washington National Harbor. With so many attractions nearby, you can easily understand why there is never a dull moment in Washington, D.C.
Perched on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, we welcome you to take a scenic stroll along the National Harbor's marina, as well as take a ride high up in the sky on the harbor's newest attraction, the Capital Wheel.
For those looking for a more historic change of scenery, take the ferry across the river to Old Town Alexandria. Window shop as you pass boutiques and restaurants on tree-lined streets. If you are the art lover in your group, be sure to also check out the famed Torpedo Factory, a collective of artist studios.
When you in D.C., why not get a taste of the fast-paced life for yourself when you head into the city? With a wide number of art galleries, historical monuments, and museums, you are bound to find things to do for all members in your group. Popular city attractions include:
The Carousel at National Harbor
Reach back in time and remember what it's like to be a child again when you climb aboard the famous Carousel at National Harbor. This 36-foot Americana-inspired carousel features whimsical creatures to ride as your whirl past breathtaking harbor views. This is the perfect experience for the whole family.
National Children's Museum
Add a little culture to your child's trip to National Harbor when you stop in and see the National Children's Museum. A world-class cultural and educational center, this museum focuses its exhibits around six core content areas, including:
- Civic Engagement
- Global Citizenship
- Health & Wellbeing
Soak up a little art during your stay when you visit The Awakening, as unique, five-piece cast iron sculpture on the shores of the Potomac. Created by J. Seward Johnson Jr. for a citywide art exhibition in 1980, this piece is reminiscent of a giant trying to lift itself from the ground. Come out and play with the giant on the sandy beaches of Washington, D.C.
Additional attractions include:
- Smithsonian Institute
- Lincoln Memorial
- United States Holocaust Museum
- National Gallery of Art
- National Archives
- National Mall
- Washington Monument
- US Navy Memorial
- Arlington National Cemetery