A couple of weeks ago the Snag-A-Slip team had the absolute pleasure of visiting The Wharf Marina in Washington, D.C. We had a great time and weren’t even docked up! This is a must visit for avid boaters and landlubbers alike.
The Wharf Marina houses 300 slips at various locations across the promenade. The slips and moorings can accommodate vessels up to 45ft. The commercial piers are long enough for superyachts, and we definitely recommend a trip up the Potomac if your yacht is cruising that way. The marina itself has awesome amenities including restrooms, showers, laundry, bait & tackle, a ship store, floating docks, ice and more. If you can’t find all you’re looking for on-site, there are plenty of things to see and do along the waterfront.
The District Wharf is Washington, D.C.’s newest development and it. is. beautiful! This property is multi-use featuring restaurants, music venues, cafes, marinas, retail, office space, and more. Our meeting room looked out over the water and string lights lining the promenade. Even on a cloudy day in the morning, the waterfront was alive with business people, workers, visitors, and tourists! If you have nothing else to do, people watching could be a great past time here. We recommend going and seeing it for yourself, but here are some of the highlights!
The Anthem is one of the coolest features on the waterfront. If you dock at the marina, it is just a short walk away to visit some of the coolest musicians, lecturers, other big-name artists, and local conventions. The venue can host 2,500-6,000 people, and it is typically packed! Get drinks on the rooftop before the show at the Marquee Bar overlooking the Potomac.
The cutest feature we saw on our walk was Camp Wharf! The sign on the door, “It’s S’more fun at The Wharf” is quite telling of the time you will have while visiting. This little camper next to the firepit makes a great evening activity for the whole family. Make sure to catch it while it’s open!
S’moreos (Oreos in place of graham crackers) are $3 each, or four for $10. Shaved ice snowballs are $3 each. Water is available for $1.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: Closed, Thursday-Friday: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm, and Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm.
Lunch at Mi Vida Restaurant was one of a kind! The food is all prepared from genuine family recipes, and enjoying unique cocktails and spicy Mexican cuisine was the perfect ending to a great day. Catch their happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 3-6pm.
We are so excited for Phase II development on the property! Scheduled for completion in 2022, the second half of The Wharf will feature more than 1 million square feet added on to the existing developments. The new additions will include 255 apartments, 96 condominiums, 131 hotel rooms, 223 boat slips at the Wharf Marina, a 1.5 acre park at the Marshall Park Landing, 547,000 SF office space, 95,000 SF retail space, and 2 garages with over 1,000 spaces total. Once the additions are made, there is a really good possibility if you visit you’ll never want to leave. We already felt that way and we only stayed a few hours!
Looking to explore past The Wharf Waterfront? There is a free SW Washington, D.C. Shuttle that can take people looking for an adventure from the National Mall to L’Enfant Plaza Metro and shopping. Visitors can catch a ride-share or water taxi to many of the other great Washington, D.C. marinas in the area. The Yards Marina is close by, but we definitely recommend visiting National Harbor Marina as well!