Taking to the Potomac

Convention Central

You land in a new city, and years of experience have taught you that nothing is worse than driving in unfamiliar territory. When arriving in Washington, D.C., for NAMIC’s 124th Convention, you don’t have to drive. You can pick from taxi cabs, Uber, Lyft, maybe even those scooters that have been popping up in cities and towns throughout the country.

But who needs ’em when there are water taxis?

Going to Old Town Alexandria? Water taxi.

Going to Georgetown? Water taxi.

Going to The Wharf? There’s a water taxi going there, too.

The Potomac Riverboat Company’s fleet of seven water taxis, including four bright yellow high-speed taxis, carried nearly 300,000 passengers in 2018 on its routes connecting The Wharf, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and, yes, National Harbor, the site of NAMIC’s premier event in 2019. The company has operated on the Potomac River for more than 30 years with daily excursions starting at $18 for roundtrip fare.

If a tour of Old Town Alexandria is on your itinerary, hop on a taxi instead of fighting D.C. traffic. Located just minutes from the nation’s capital, Alexandria was named the No. 1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria delights visitors with more than 200 restaurants and boutiques alongside historic museums and daily events.

From the majestic Gaylord National Resort to Georgetown’s cobblestone streets, cupcake stores, historic bars, and stylish boutiques, experience the charm that is D.C.’s oldest neighborhood. From on-the-water revelry to dining accompanied by spectacular scenery, the Georgetown waterfront presents an array of activities for you to explore.

If you have time for yet another water jaunt, the destination that is a must is The Wharf, which reestablishes D.C. as a waterfront city and place to visit. This vibrant new waterfront offers countless things to experience along a mile-long stretch paralleling the Potomac River. Day and night, The Wharf comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses – all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture.

Don’t hassle with apps and traffic during your free time at Convention … go water taxi.

Article Posted: 04.15.19
Last Updated: 04.15.19

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