Over the past weeks of travel blogs, I’ve written about a visit to Old Town Alexandria and returning to Washington via water taxi along the Potomac. It seems fitting to include information of where I disembarked – the newly developed Washington Harbor.
I first visited Washington Harbor last year, when it was just opening. A year later, I enjoyed getting back to see it again.
It’s one of the stops (alongside Georgetown) for the water taxis.
This is a newly developed area, complete with luxury apartments, hotels, restaurants and bars, boat slips, concerts and activities and an amazing fish market.
Last time, my kids couldn’t pass up on the chance to kayak on the Potomac. Kayaks can be rented during the day … and are a fun way to conquer that steamy summer heat.
It’s a great place to hang out as the sun is setting, and you can dine al fresco along the boardwalk.
There are also super comfortable swings, perfect for a place to while away some time observing the harbor.
And if fresh seafood is what you’re after – stop off at fresh fish market. There’s an amazing range of local seafood on sale in this colorful market with its multiple stands. And if you want to eat the oysters right away, just grab a seat and enjoy the riverside dining.
We had a really great time exploring Washington Harbor during our last two visits to DC. We’ll be back again to this enjoyable Potomac enclave.