Ride the Capital Wheel
Settle into the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, one of the National Harbor hotels located in Alexandria that offer close proximity to 150 shops and outlets, plus 30 restaurants as well as special events ranging from farmers markets, outdoor movie screenings, and concerts, to family-friendly activities and festive celebrations that mark major holidays (like a fireworks extravaganza on the Fourth of July).
Alexandria is just a short boat ride or water taxi away from this new waterfront destination on the banks of the Potomac River. Youngsters love the carousel, and big kids take advantage of kayak and paddleboard rentals, too. Another can’t-miss highlight? Soaring 180 feet above the river on the Capital Wheel, a Ferris wheel that’s been welcomed as a new iconic site illuminating the Potomac’s skyline.