Southwest Waterfront

Discover the Southwest Waterfront, the neighborhood of piers, marinas and fish markets.

Molly Smith on Arena Stage, How to Get Last-Minute Tickets & the Southwest Waterfront

Arena Stage , the stunning theater-in-the-round complex in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood , is an ideal venue to see compelling theater. Visitors can purchase tickets to see great American theater even on the day they visit. Molly Smith, who leads the Tony Award-winning theater complex,...

Arena Stage Moby Dick performance
17 Things to See & Do at The Wharf in Washington, DC

Home to the nation’s longest continually operating open-air fish market, The Wharf has transformed into DC’s most exciting waterfront destination. Phase one of the sustainable neighborhood development opened to the public in mid-October 2017, with retail, restaurant and other openings continuing...

The Anthem at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Destination in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on the Southwest Waterfront

The Southwest Waterfront has long been a place where local seafood lovers visited on weekends to snap up fresh fish and other seafood at the neighborhood’s open-air seafood market. While that tradition continues, the neighborhood has become a whole new destination with the opening of The Wharf , a...

Diners at Requin by Mike Isabella on the Southwest Waterfront - Restaurant at The Wharf in Washington, DC
11 Things to See & Do on the Southwest Waterfront

A renaissance is happening along this riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and riverfront...

The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Dining and Shopping Destination in Washington, DC
Past, Present & Future: The Evolution of Washington DC's Southwest Waterfront

Located at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, the land has been shaped and reshaped by visionaries who profited from the Southwest Waterfront ’s abundant natural resources. Today, visitors have much to see and do in this unique neighborhood a few blocks from the National Mall . The...

Southwest Waterfront skyline