District Wharf is One of DC’s Most Popular Day Trip Destinations

Fresh lobster on ice at a seafood shop on the wharf.

Just ten minutes from our Clarendon apartments, District Wharf is a thriving destination featuring unique shops, new restaurants, and majestic water views. Stretching one mile along the Potomac River, each area of the wharf has its own personality.

Notable attractions include:

The Municipal Fish Market 

The Municipal Fish Market is the country’s oldest and continuously operating open-air fish market. This no-frills landmark dates back to 1805, and its smell, grit, and grime add to the charm. Shoppers find different seafood barges offering everything from shucked oysters to heaping bushels of blue crab. There’s also a selection of freshly cooked seafood for those who would like to enjoy a picnic at one of the Wharf’s parks. 

Diament Jewelry 

Libby started by selling her jewelry at craft shows around New York City. She completed a comprehensive jewelry training program in 2010 and opened Diament shortly after. Libby travels the country in search of the best gems and vintage materials. Her unique creations have been worn by numerous celebrities, including Elle Fanning, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Meredith Vieira. The varied selection includes heart-shaped rings, cuff bracelets, and owl necklaces. 

Kirwan’s on the Wharf 

Offering genuine Irish hospitality, Kirwan’s on the Wharf features three bars, each with its own distinct feel. Every table, chair, and photograph is from the Emerald Isle. Owner Mark Kirwan enjoys sharing his heritage and treats diners like long-lost friends. Several televisions show European sports, and the pub draws a crowd on game day. Menu offerings include traditional lamb stew, bangers & mash, and crispy fish & chips. All pair well with a pint of Guinness and Magners Irish Cider. 

If you would like to live near District Wharf and other premier attractions, please contact us. We will schedule a tour of our Arlington, Virginia apartments so you can see everything we have to offer.

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