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Water in front of memorial
The Wharf DC

Welcome to the new heart of Washington, D.C.

Activities & Attractions

At Salamander DC, we redefine elegance. Poised gracefully between The National Mall and The
Wharf, our oasis of urban sophistication awaits your discovery. The hotel is steps away from
cherished national monuments, a testament to your proximity to history. For those who seek to
uncover the city's gems at their own pace, our cruiser bikes and Gem Car stand ready to escort
you on a Salamander-style journey through the vibrant district.

Area Attractions
Essential oils and salt
Spa & Wellness

During our enhancement project, we are offering a limited yet exquisite selection of relaxing and custom-tailored treatments, providing a modified spa experience within the comfort of one of our newly dedicated treatment rooms. 

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The Salamander Gem Car
Salamander Gem Car

Located at the hotel’s entrance, the Salamander Gem Car is available daily for complimentary drop-off service to the National Mall area, up to Constitution Avenue as well as the Wharf DC. Service is available daily from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact our Guest Services Team. 

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Some Salamander cruiser bikes
Cruiser Bikes

Sightsee, explore and cruise the nation’s capital in Salamander style. Cruiser bikes are available daily for guest use. Please contact our concierge team for further information, and to reserve your bike. Service Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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The National Mall

Visit America's front yard only minutes from our hotel to enjoy a leisurely stroll or participate in The National Mall's ongoing events. 

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A light art installation

At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is pioneering the creation and curation of innovative art forms that redefine audience participation.

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People gathering on the wharf
Kids Activities at The Wharf

You will be able to find events and activities for the whole family including bocce at Waterfront Park, S'mores at Camp Wharf, or kayaking at Recreation Pier. 

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An outside shot of the Anthem
The Anthem

The local-favorite concert venue accommodates up to 6,000 attendees, hosting a diverse range of events from large-scale international bands to intimate local artists throughout the year. 

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Boats in the harbor
Boat Rentals at The Wharf

For those looking for a unique waterfront experience during their stay, explore the variety of boat rentals that The Wharf has to offer.

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A building and boardwalk
Shopping at The Wharf

With a thoughtfully curated collection of stores and boutiques, shopping at The Wharf is an elevated experience for locals and visitors to enjoy a vibrant journey through retail.

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Capital Bikeshare

With 6,000 bikes across Metro DC, Capital Bikeshare is the perfect way to ride around the region for your day trip to explore the nation's capital, or your daily commute to meetings of importance.

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The wharf
Southwest Shuttle

At The Wharf, you can take the complimentary Southwest Shuttle, providing seamless daily travel between The Wharf, the Southwest Duck Pond, L'Enfant Plaza Metro and Plaza, and The National Mall. 

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A bunch of red crabs
Municipal Fish Market

A cherished Washington, D.C. landmark at The Wharf, The Municipal Fish Market attracts both locals in search of satisfying seafood and discerning tourists seeking fresh fish, crabs, and cooked seafood options. 

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A yellow water taxi
Water Taxi

Explore the water destinations of the nation's capital in style. The Potomac Water Taxi offers routes to and from The Wharf, Georgetown, Alexandria and National Harbor, available March through December. 

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A couple boats in the harbor
Wharf Jitney

Take the complimentary Wharf Jitney to East Potomac Park, a 400-acre man-made island. Enjoy golf, swimming, tennis, picnics, and more, from March through December.

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An elephant statue
Cultural Attractions

Washington, DC is in a class of its own when it comes to museums, many of which are free to enter. The Smithsonian Institute has 19 museums (and millions more artefacts in storage) including the must-see National Museum of American History and National Air and Space Museum. As well as the renowned National Museum of Natural History there is Sant Ocean Hall and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Or visit the newly refurbished Renwick Gallery and Sackler | Freer Galleries. The widely acclaimed and important National Museum of African-American History and Culture continues to draw big crowds over a year after its opening.

National Museum of Natural History
Visit the National Museum of Natural History just steps away from Salamander Washington DC.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Take time to visit the many museums nearby, like National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Museum of the Bible
In 2017, the Museum of the Bible became the newest museum to dot the D.C. skyline.

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