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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:

  • Arts
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment
  • Global Citizenship
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Play

The Awakening

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

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