Things to Do

In addition to amazing restaurants and shops, The Wharf offers countless things to do and see—on and off the water. Take a stroll along the piers, rent a kayak to paddle past some of DC’s most famous attractions, or catch a concert at The Anthem. And don’t forget to check out our upcoming events to plan your visit.

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The Wharf Ice Rink

During the colder months, one of the coolest amenities makes an appearance at The Wharf: our ice rink. The Wharf Ice Rink opens on November 23, 2022. 

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Camp Wharf

It's S'more fun at The Wharf!

Visit Camp Wharf where you'll find a wood-burning fire and a vintage Airstream trailer with everything you need to roast your perfect s'more—marshmallow, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting stick. 

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Events at The Wharf

From national festivals to regional favorites to local gatherings, The Wharf is host to a fantastic lineup of events in Washington, DC.

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The Municipal Fish Market

Explore the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air fish market for some fresh seafood or to pick up the catch of the day to cook at home.

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Sample Washington, DC’s most exciting collection of restaurants, featuring nationally renowned chefs and local favorites.

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Enjoy the District’s most scenic shopping venue and browse the stores and boutiques for one-of-a-kind finds and more.

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Music & Nightlife

Check out a music and bar scene unlike any other in the District, from our concert halls to a wide variety of live music at many of our restaurants to outdoor gigs.

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Water Taxi & Wharf Jitney

Try out one of the most convenient ways to view the District and travel to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our water taxi and Wharf Jitney.

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Boat Rentals

Enjoy a day out on the water by renting an electric powerboat from Float DC or a kayak or stand up paddleboard from the Wharf Boathouse.

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Bicycle Rentals and Tours

Take an insider tour of Washington, DC with Unlimited Biking—bicycle tour and rental company at The Wharf. 

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Marinas & Market Docks

Whether you want to find a slip for your yacht, dock for the day, or just admire the boats, our scenic marinas are worth the visit.

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Activities for Kids

Discover games, piers, parks, and lots of other places to explore for (safe) waterfront adventures.

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Parks & Piers

Explore over 17 acres of parks, open green spaces, a stunning village green, and four distinct public piers along our waterfront.

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Fitness & Recreation

The Wharf offers myriad ways to continue your active lifestyle, from onsite gyms to water activities to nearby parks and trails.

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Nearby Attractions

The Wharf is centrally located to the monuments and museums along the National Mall, as well as countless other cultural points of interest in DC.

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Featured Event

Bloomaroo at The Wharf

calendar icon April 1, 2023
clock icon 2pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Celebrate Spring at the Home of the Cherry Blossoms®. Visit The Wharf on April 1, 2023 for Bloomaroo® presented by Lexus. The free spring extravaganza features a full day of cherry-blossomed themed art, music, fireworks, and family-friendly fun along the waterfront!