A Spring Day at The WharfAfter a bit of a prolonged winter slumber, spring seems to have finally sprung! However, if the last couple weeks are an indicator, winter could return at any time, so make the most of the balmy weather forecast for this weekend. We know just the spot you should visit to bask in the warm sunshine - The Wharf. It opened in October of last year, meaning this is the first truly spring weekend to enjoy all it has to offer. Read on for a few of the places we would visit to make the most of spring at The Wharf.
The Fish Market
The Municipal Fish Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the US, shelling out freshly caught fish since 1805. You can find both fresh and cooked seafood: bushels of blue crab, shucked oysters, clams, shrimp, and fish. The perfect spot for date night, a family excursion, or to pick up blue crabs for a crab feast at home!
The Piers & Parks
With 4 distinct piers (Transit, Recreation, Market, and District), and 3 green parks, it is easy to spend a morning strolling through the outdoor areas of The Wharf, taking in live performances, festivals, interactive waterworks, yoga classes, mini-golf, and watching the action out on the water.
Explore the Water
The Wharf offers kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals, as well as charters and sailing lessons, so you can explore the Potomac River in the mode that best suits you. The Wharf also has launch sites so you can bring your own kayak, paddleboard, or boat for free water access.
The Wharf is host to many top-notch eateries and bars, several of which offer outdoor dining options, allowing patrons to soak in the river breeze and beautiful views of the Potomac and the city skyline. Visit Cantina Bambina, Hank’s Oyster Bar, La Vie, and Requin for incredible ambience, food, and killer outdoor vibes.
Ride the Wharf Jitney
Hop on the Wharf Jitney for a quick, 3 minute ride to East Potomac Park, a man-made island, offering all sorts of recreational activities - golf, miniature golf, swimming, tennis, cycling, and fishing! Best part? The Jitney is free, and runs twice an hour during operating hours.