The Wharf has only thing constant about it – it is always changing. Situated at the confluence of the Anacostia River and Potomac River, the tourist site in Washington DC has been shaped as well as reshaped by visionary people who profited from Southwest Waterfront’s plentiful natural resources. Nowadays, visitors have plenty of to-do things and must-try experiences in the DC neighborhood, which resides only a stone’s throw away from the famous National Mall site.
The Southwest Waterfront is home to the Wharf, the Phase I of which played a key role in the redevelopment of the waterfront community along the Potomac River. It stretches across twenty-four acres of land along the river and fifty-two acres of water.
The newest destination in the district hosts community events such as the Parade of Lighted Boats, Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, free summertime concerts, and Running of the Chihuahuas. It also hosts yoga classes, workout stations, and an array of other seasonal activities for those who come here on tours of Washington DC.
The Southwest Waterfront area is home to East Potomac Park, which hosts a golf course, as well as the namesake tennis center and aquatic center. All these facilities make the urban landscape a recreational haven, which you must explore to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Another area of interest in the District area is the Benjamin Banneker Park Circle, adjacent to the L’Enfant Plaza. It was built on an overlook, where Benjamin Banneker surveyed to determine the future boundaries of the capital city of the US. On the other hand, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is at the heart of the waterfront commerce as it has been the case since the days preceding the American Civil War.
When on a Washington DC tour, check out the vendors, such as Captain White’s to name one, in the market if you want to taste made to order Oyster Po’ Boy, crabcake, and fish taco. Tasting mouthwatering food has to be on your agenda when exploring the waterfront community, of course, besides sightseeing. The gorgeous Potomac River is a sight for the sore eyes and a shutterbug’s delight.
Despite the proximity to the Mall and Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum among other DC attractions, the Southwest Waterfront is still finding a place among the must-visit list of tourists. Apparently, the community has gained much ground with the completion of Phase I development of the Wharf last year. Its second phase is on the cards sometime in 2019, slated for completion by 2022.