where DC meets its water

Discover The Wharf

Washington’s next great meeting place has finally arrived. The Wharf brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. It’s the most exciting neighborhood in the history of the nation’s capital.

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Featured Event

The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 7, 2019
clock icon 6pm – 9pm
map marker icon Entire Site

Join us as we celebrate the holidays and watch beautifully decorated boats pass by The Wharf. Get into the spirit as you decorate ornaments, decorate cookies (courtesy of Praline baker) or warm up by our Camp Wharf fire pit while making a s’more. Go ice skating and sample winter drinks at our Stella Artois Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden. And bring the whole family to meet Santa at the lighted Christmas tree and make memories during this annual DC tradition.

Destination for All

Come explore this vibrant new waterfront’s countless things to do and see, hear and touch, taste and experience. And for those of you who want to linger a while longer, check out our hotels or tour our residences.

Restaurants
Shops
Things to Do
Waterfront
Residences
Hotels

Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Metro lines
5
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
2
Bike parking spaces
260
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail System of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
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Commute by Water Taxi

The Potomac Riverboat Company is now offering early-morning commuter water taxi routes for commuters. Enjoy a 25-minute traffic-free commute by water from Alexandria to The Wharf and L’Enfant Plaza. Weekday service starts at 6:40 AM and runs until 9:20 PM giving you plenty of flexibility for your workday.

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Download The Wharf App

Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening at The Wharf by downloading our app. Be among the first to learn about new restaurant and shop openings, see our events calendar, and easily navigate the neighborhood. From the waterfront’s history to the latest news, you’ll have it all right in the palm of your hand.

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Market Docks at The Wharf

The perfect landing spot for visiting boaters, our Market Docks are located just off Market Pier near the Municipal Fish Market. Slips are available for short-term visits, and boaters can take advantage of the adjoining facility offering showers and bathrooms for their convenience.

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