Weekend at The Wharf

A Suggested Outline for a Weekend at The Wharf

Day 1: Friday 

Afternoon

  • Arrive at The Wharf and drop your suitcases off at InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, a luxurious waterfront hotel, perfect for a weekend getaway.
  • Start your trip on the water and experience The Wharf’s innovative water taxi service. With incredible ease, The Wharf’s water taxi offers direct routes between must-see destinations like The Wharf, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria and the National Harbor. For pricing and times, visit PotomacRiverBoatCo.com/Water-Taxi/Wharf.
    • First, stop at Cordial Wine & Spirits and pick up some bubbly to bring on the water taxi to toast the start of the weekend.
    • Take the water taxi to Georgetown. This 30-minute ride gives you enough time to enjoy the scenic route and avoid D.C. traffic. 
    • Arrive on the Georgetown dock and enjoy dinner at Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola Mare. Can’t get enough? Chef Trabocchi’s restaurant at The Wharf, Del Mar, brings the flair and fare of coastal Spain straight to the table. 
  • Grab the next water taxi back to The Wharf and head over to The Anthem to see some live music. The venue, by the creators of 9:30 Club, has seen acts like the Foo Fighters, Lorde, Janelle Monae and Beck. For the full calendar of performances, visit TheAnthemDC.com/Calendar.

Day 2: Saturday 

Morning

  • Visit Dolcezza for Southern-inspired breakfast offerings (croissant sandwiches, biscuits and breakfast bowls) with ingredients from local farmers and amazing coffee to deliver a sensational, casual dining experience. 
  • Get active! Yoga Factory D.C.’s rotating schedule features classes for all levels of yogis. Be sure to check The Wharf’s event calendar at WharfDC.com/Upcoming-Events. There may be a free yoga class on the District Pier. You can also rent a kayak or stand up paddle board on Recreation Pier to get out on the water. 

Afternoon

  • Check out the Municipal Fish Market, the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. This D.C. landmark is a true gem. Find fresh or cooked seafood, heaping bushels of blue crab, shucked oysters, clams, shrimp and fresh fish.
  • Take your goodies from the Fish Market and bring them to Cantina Bambina, the rooftop patio on Transit Pier.

Evening

  • Take some time to walk along the different piers. The Wharf offers a ton of public seating including swings on Recreation Pier. Check out the different shops including Diament Jewelry, Harper Macaw and the D.C. landmark Politics and Prose Bookstore.  
  • Enjoy Mexican cuisine that truly raises the bar at Mi Vida. Take in the vibrant and dramatic setting that infuses The Wharf’s industrial aesthetic with distinctive and historic Mexican decor. 
  • Visit Pearl Street Warehouse, an intimate venue where every seat in the house is a front-row music experience. The menu offers an array of classic cocktails you can enjoy while watching one of the acts that includes everything from rock to soul. For the full calendar of performances, visit PearlStreetWarehouse.com/Shows.

Day 3: Sunday 

  • Enjoy your last moments in D.C. and hop on the free neighborhood shuttle. It will conveniently take you to the National Mall where you can visit an impressive lineup of free museums including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art.