From the Bay to the Blue Ridge, National Harbor

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

National Harbor

By Lani Gering

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

The main photo accompanying this column pretty much says it all. It expresses many of our sentiments.

While I am hoping that by the time you are reading this, things will have started heading back in the direction of some sort of normalcy – right now seems pretty bleak. My mission with this column has always been to promote the Harbor and all it has to offer to our neighbors far and wide by enticing them to visit, eat, shop and gather for events, but that isn’t really pertinent this month. All indications are to have people stay away in the hopes that we can get this stupid virus corralled and under control and that’s what we should do.

The Harbor is normally host to several large events and seasonal weekend happenings on the Plaza and these things will all come back. Like many of the eateries in the DMV, several of the Harbor restaurants are offering curbside pickup and delivery in order for you to continue to enjoy their wares. The offerings have been changing on a regular basis but you can check to find the latest updates. Several retailers are also offering opportunities for you to shop online. If you have an interest in doing some virtual retail therapy, check out

However, I don’t want any of you readers to forget for one minute that the Harbor will be waiting with open arms when the restrictions are lifted. The Wheel will be back in action, the Carousel will be turning and the restaurants and shops will be open and ready to greet you. In the meantime, we still have our beautiful sunsets and you can stroll the waterfront and American Way and look at the sculptures and artwork. The “Guide by Cell” tour that was featured in this section in the March 2019 issue is still available and can be downloaded to your phone by texting ACNH to 56512. The virtual guide will lead you around the Harbor while she explains each piece, including the history of the persons depicted in the art and the artists who created the art as you walk along. You can pick and choose the works that you want information about and go at your own pace.

Keep up with that “social distancing” thing and wash those hands! This too shall pass…..

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