Fitness & Recreation

The Wharf is 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.

Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stop by The Wharf Boathouse on Recreation Pier to begin your day on the water. Rent a single kayak, double kayak, or stand-up paddleboard by the hour to explore the Washington Channel by water.

Unlimited Biking
Take an insider tour of Washington, DC with Unlimited Biking—bicycle tour and rental company at The Wharf. Unlimited Biking offers rentals of bicycles, e-bikes, racing bikes, wheelchairs, and rollerblades, as well as DC's highest rated guided bicycle and Segway tours every day from 9am-7pm from their shop at 998 Maine Avenue SW.

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.

East Potomac Park & Hains Point
Just across the Washington Channel, East Potomac Park invites you to tee off on East Potomac Golf Course, play a round of miniature golf, or challenge your partner to a tennis match at the indoor/outdoor Tennis Center. 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. During the warmer months, the free Wharf Jitney ferries passengers from the tip of Recreation Pier to East Potomac Park.

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. 

Cycle on the Waterfront
Start your weekend off right with a cycle class on the pier! Every Saturday, cycle enthusiast Sunny Mae will host HUSTLE DC, a series of outdoor spin and fitness classes on District Pier. Reserve your bike.

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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