Waterfronts In & Around Washington, DC

Discover boat cruises, tours & more from The Wharf to National Harbor and everywhere in between

Waterfronts in and around Washington, DC - Riverside attractions, restaurants, boat cruises, tours and more things to do
The banks of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers are flourishing with some of the DC region’s most exciting destinations for live music, sports, dining and on-the-water activities.

When visiting the Capital Region, hop on a water taxi or river cruise and plan to take advantage of one of the nation’s greatest collections of riverfront communities. Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria got their start as bustling ports in the mid-1700s and continue to be thriving neighborhoods today. Reinvigorated waterfronts are connecting the city back to the water at The Wharf and Capitol Riverfront. Meanwhile, attractions pepper the shoreline stretching from Arlington to National Harbor to George Washington’s Mount Vernon and beyond. Start your waterfront adventure today.