If you’re considering moving to National Harbor, Maryland, and are currently living (and loving) the car-free life, you’re probably wondering if this Maryland community would be right for you. We’re here to reassure that there are plenty of ways for you get around town sans car. You just need to know where to find those resources. Use this guide to help you get around town.
If you’re a resident of the stellar Esplanade property, you can get an exclusive ZipCar membership for just $25 (regularly $75) that includes gas and insurance too. You can pick up and rent ZipCars at various locations. This is a great option if you just need a car for a few hours. Maybe you’re taking a trip out to the nearby Tanger Outlet malls to stock up on holiday gifts and need the extra space.
If you’d prefer to rent a car for a week, Hertz has a branch inside the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. And just like the rest of the country, D.C. is no stranger to the ride sharing apps that have grown in popularity in recent years. Use mobile apps like Uber or Lyft (you’ll recognize those cars by those bright pink mustaches on the car grills) to pay for and secure a car that can get you where you need to go, usually for less than what a similar service would charge.
If you’re looking to take the Washington, D.C. area’s largest public transportation network, the Metro, consider taking the complimentary National Harbor shuttle to the King Street Metro in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. Certain hotel guests (so your friends who are in town can go with you) and National Harbor residents are eligible to use this. Be sure to bring proof you live in the area, like a driver’s license, with you so you can hop on.
If you’d rather take the Metro bus to get around town, the NH1 and NH3 lines picks up all throughout the area. If you’d prefer to bike, consider taking the Mount Vernon Trail to get into Alexandria or to visit the home of George Washington.
If you need to explore Alexandria or Washington, D.C.’s high-end Georgetown neighborhood (a true must-see in the area) and want to do it in style, consider taking a water taxi to arrive at either of those destinations. It might not be an everyday option, but it would be a fun one.
In addition to the plentiful transportation options, The Esplanade also offers a long list of amenities that you’re sure to fall in love with. Contact Bozzuto today to begin leasing at this truly incredible National Harbor property.