Sunday, August 23, 2009

National Harbor Maryland

This weekend I didn't have much planned, so I drove to National Harbor which is located on the Potomac River near the Wilson Bridge (and near the Maryland/Virginia border). This huge complex in Maryland opened a few years ago, and is home to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, six hotels, more than dozen upscale restaurants, shops and lots of activities. It can be reached by car or water taxi (from Georgetown and Alexandria). This is first photograph is the view from the convention's center lobby bar.

This is from 19th floor of the Gaylor hotel. This the National Harbor Marina with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the background.

This is the famed "Awakening" statue that was moved (after being sold by a private owner) from Haines Point in Washington D.C. to this location.

You can rent bikes, seaways, and sailboats....

Earlier this year, Disney announced they bought 15 acres for a 500 room Resort Hotel on National Harbor Complex (which is 300 acres).

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