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Enjoy the great things to do in The Wharf
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf


Inspire Your Wanderlust

D.C’s most lively district, The Wharf, is a spectacular entertainment and residential riverside experience renowned for its restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. Seafood lovers will want to spend time at the Municipal Fish Market, the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the US, and a D.C. icon.

Experience The Wharf

Experience great restaurants in The Wharf

The Wharf Dining Experience

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. 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 music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

Shopping at The Wharf in Washington, D.C.

The Wharf Boutiques

Enjoy a wide variety of shopping options including a blend of both locally-owned businesses and branded specialty stores. You will find everything here, from quaint boutiques featuring jewelry, fashion, beauty, and personal care services to luggage, home decor, and even a bookshop.

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The Wharf Entertainment

From all-day festivals on the piers to live music performances along Wharf Street, The Wharf always offers a fantastic lineup of things to do in Washington, D.C. Join us for live music, waterfront workouts, art shows, boat parades, fireworks, and more!

Soak In Your Surroundings

Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC


The Smithsonian Institution is an assemblage of 19 captivating museums, including the National Museum of History, National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the National Air & Space Museum. Those looking specifically for art should consider The National Portrait Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Visit the Washington Monument, centerpiece of the National Mall. Take in breathtaking views from the top while towering over our nation’s capital. The Washington Monument is located near the west end of the National Mall, granting spectacular views of the area. Memorializing our first President, George Washington, the Monument has been witness to the history that shaped our nation. Visit their website for tickets.

Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC

The Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington D.C’s most famous celebration is the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. It occurs most years in March simultaneous to the arrival of the delicate pink tree blooms. The event includes a series of parades and activities, commemorating the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the district of Washington from the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912.

Monuments in Washington DC

Monuments and History

Culture and history are seemingly at every corner in Washington, D.C. Plan to visit icons such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. While visiting, be sure to visit the International Spy Museum for a bit of intrigue and the National Zoo featuring our beloved Giant Pandas.

Crowd enjoying a music concert

The Anthem

A popular music venue, The Anthem is also just steps from our hotel. Ask the concierge for a list of performances happening during your stay.

Monuments in Washington DC


Washington D.C.’s oldest neighborhood is lined with boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, local-favorite pubs, and scenic views. Stop in at Georgetown Cupcakes (arrive early as a long line will form) for incredible sweets, pause to admire the National Cathedral, and stop for a drink at Martin’s Tavern, Georgetown’s oldest restaurant.

The Kennedy Center

Applaud a Show

There is always something on stage in D.C. From the magnificence of The Kennedy Center and the grandeur of the National Theatre, to more intimate stages including Ford’s Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Shakespeare Theatre Company, discover the artistic inspiration of the Nation’s Capital.

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