Fitness & Recreation

The Wharf is designed to be a vibrant destination, with lots of spaces for those looking to live active lives. Go for a run, do yoga on a pier, head out on the water, take a fitness class, or just go for a leisurely stroll on our promenade—at The Wharf, you’ll always find new things to do and explore.

East Potomac Park & Hains Point
Just across the Washington Channel, East Potomac Park invites you to tee off on DC’s public golf course, dive into the Olympic-size swimming pool, play a round of miniature golf, or challenge your partner to a tennis match. There are also several athletic fields for baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, or American football. The island’s roads and paths are also a popular destination for runners, bikers, and inline skaters.

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Explore this 20-mile, paved trail that goes from the Bladensburg Waterfront Park to the Tidal Basin—your connection to such sights as the National Arboretum, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Nationals Park, and more. 

Ice Skating Rink
Put on your own skates or rent them at our rink to glide across the ice in one of DC’s most scenic rinks during wintertime.

Yoga
Stretch out and find your flow at our free yoga sessions overlooking the waterfront. Just bring your mat and remember to hydrate. Take a look at our calendar for the next time and place.

Fitness Class
Choose from several fitness providers to find the fitness regimen that works best for you.

Water Activities
From paddleboarding to kayaking, dragon boating to sailing, The Wharf offers a wide variety of fun things to do on the water for exercise and relaxation on the Potomac’s lapping waves.

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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