National Harbor, Maryland, host of the APA’s 36th Annual Congress this week, offers many attractions to its visitors. See them all and more during your visit.
The Capital Wheel, National Harbor’s iconic Ferris wheel, soars 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront. Catch a bird’s-eye view of the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, including the Washington Monument, or take a break at Flight Deck, the Capital Wheel’s attached outdoor lounge.
Take a stroll on the beach and see The Awakening, a 72-foot sculpture of a half-buried giant attempting to free himself from the sand. Created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson Jr., the interactive art piece is a focal point along the Potomac River and dwarfs tourists, making it a must-have photo opportunity.
Finally, meet the Founding Fathers and other historical figures along American Way. Life-sized statues of former U.S. Presidents, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, extend their hands in greeting to National Harbor visitors. More American icons to find are Frederick Douglass, Rosie the Riveter, and Louis Armstrong.
Be sure to step outside after all of your workshops are done to check out the National Harbor area.