InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Start your morning with an invigorating stroll along the Wharf and watch the sunrise over the Potomac. Stop for breakfast at the hotel's onsite restaurant, Moon Rabbit, then explore the area for interesting new things to do and explore near D.C.'s Wharf District. Charter a boat for a private waterside tour of monuments. Visit the United States Capitol, or go to the District Pier to catch seasonal festival events and meditate under the shade of willow trees and manicured trellises at Waterfront Park. For guests who are in town for business, our hotel is near Daimler North America, Fish & Richardson, The Atlantic, Washington Gas, Williams & Connelly, American Psychiatric Association, and more. No visit to the Wharf District is complete without a stop at the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market, where the best catches of the day await. Take a ride on the Wharf Water Taxi for easy access to Alexandria, National Harbor, and Georgetown to continue your tour of the area's beautiful waterside views.
A bright afternoon in D.C. is the perfect time to draw inspiration from the nation's rich history at the Lincoln Memorial and other historical sites at the National Mall, including the Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and Peace Monument. After browsing souvenirs and unique street fare, a trip to the world-famous Smithsonian Museums is a must. The National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum, and Museum of American Art, all offer unique experiences. Visiting attorneys will also be close to the U.S. International Trade Commission, and our hotel is ideal for remote working during a trial. Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a moment of reflection. Next, marvel at the nearby Supreme Court of the United States. After taking in the area's history and beautifully crafted memorials, there's still time for a thrilling game at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals baseball team.
Enjoy a respite from the rush of the city with a visit to the Wharf District, which provides plenty of exciting things to do in Washington D.C. The Wharf District is home to unique amenities, world-class restaurants, boutique shopping, and gorgeous water views that glimmer under sunny skies and the city's evening lights. Take a tour through the International Spy Museum and the Hirschhorn Museum. InterContinental® Washington D.C. - The Wharf is a proud sponsor of the D.C. United soccer team, so we recommend you head to Audi Field for an exciting soccer game. The nearby Pearl Street Warehouse is a cozy venue where you can catch the latest and greatest musicians, including rock, country, and blues artists. No matter where you go along the Wharf's piers, there's no shortage of specialty shops for books, souvenirs, fashion, home goods, and so much more.
What's Open in DC: COVID-Related Travel Updates
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The Best in Seafood Awaits at the Wharf District
The Municipal Fish Market in the Wharf District is the oldest open-air fish market that has remained in continuous operation. New York City's Fulton Fish Market falls just 17 years short of Municipal's record. A visit to the Municipal Fish Market will bring you to a bountiful selection of fresh seafood, including fare from locally-celebrated restaurants that offer the best in seafood. Dine your way through a wide variety of crab, bass, perch, and many more freshly caught entrees.
The Streets of Washington D.C.
As the meeting place of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Building is perhaps one of the most important buildings in Washington D.C. Its location is also the dividing center for all quadrants of the city, so no matter which road you take, all roads in Washington D.C. will lead you to the U.S. Capitol Building. Another interesting fact about the city's streets is that while letters are used for streets going from east to west, one letter is missing - J. Since "I" and "J" looked similar in old English, they were often used interchangeably. Because of this similarity, Washington D.C. does not have a J street.
A City of Four Seasons
Washington D.C. is gorgeous year-round, and the area also sees the weather of all four seasons. We recommend bringing a light jacket in the spring and fall because temperatures can swing up and down. You'll especially want to get outside in the spring for the incredible National Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the most visually spectacular occurrences in the country. In the summer, the humid D.C. weather can be a bit much, so we recommend wearing moisture-wicking clothing. For the winter season, we suggest packing all the cold-weather essentials, from gloves and ear coverings to a warm jacket. Exploring the city with the right gear will be key to enjoying every moment.