Everything You Need to Know About District Wharf

After years of construction, District Wharf is finally a reality. Redeveloping a mile of D.C.’s waterfront, it’s now up and running as Washington DC’s newest great gathering place. Come here for some of the best food, shopping, and waterfront views in town. Here’s why everyone’s talking about District Wharf.

The Restaurants

Some of the best restaurants in DC are located at The Wharf, which has options for fine dining, relaxed cafes and waterfront dining rooms. Grab some delicious seafood at Hank’s Oyster Bar, something sweet at District Doughnut, or a nice drink at Canopy Central Bar & Cafe during your next visit.

The Shops

The District Wharf is one of the most unique and eclectic areas to go shopping in Washington, DC. Find internationally-recognized brands and locally-produced wears across here by shopping at spots like Martha Spak Gallery At The Wharf, Made in DC, and A Beautiful Closet.

The Waterfront

You could argue that the main attraction at District Wharf is the water, and you wouldn’t be wrong, it is a wharf. You can enjoy the coast by taking riverfront walks with your travel mates, or finding opportunities to kayak, paddleboard, or take boat rides at any of the many docks. The Wharf Gangplank Marina and Capital Yacht Club also offer fun sights for boat lovers.

Fun Things To Do

In addition to eating and drinking and shopping and hanging out on the water, the District Wharf offers a number of exciting and fun things to do. If you’re too full to sit down for a meal, stop by the extensive Fish Market to get some treats for later. District Wharf is also home to a number of fitness studios and fun annual events like fireworks, and a dragon boat regatta.

The Location

Another reason why District Wharf is worth visiting is its prime location on the Southwest Waterfront. You can visit it on the same trip as a walk through the National Mall, to the Smithsonian, Jefferson Memorial, or on your way across the river to Pentagon City.

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