5 Activities to Help You Unwind During the Prosperity Summit

If you’ve seen the Prosperity Summit agenda, you already know that we’ve got a packed schedule of events during our three-day flagship conference this September. Speakers, clinics, breakout sessions, Capitol Hill visits and networking receptions leave no shortage of opportunities to be inspired, informed and connected.

But we recognize that’s a lot to take in each day. That’s why it’s also important to unwind and recharge so that the next day, we jump back into our work with a good mood and fresh energy.

So what are the best ways to unwind during the Summit after the day’s activities? The National Harbor, where the Summit is taking place, offers a wide menu of activities for a fun-filled or low-key night. As a Summit attendee, you get a special discount from participating establishments just by showing your Summit badge! The National Harbor Circulator also makes it easy to get around!

Here are the top five things to do in the National Harbor:

1. Watch a Screening of Black Panther

At the end of a full afternoon of Capitol Hill visits on the second day of the Summit (Thursday, September 6th), the National Harbor will host an open-air, free viewing of Marvel’s groundbreaking superhero movie, Black Panther! It’s a part of the Harbor’s “Movies on the Potomac” series, so feel free to bring your dinner and have a seat to take in the wonders of Wakanda against the backdrop of the Potomac River.

2. View a Monumental Skyline from the Capital Wheel

Watch the sun set on the Washington skyline from the Capital Wheel, the National Harbor’s Ferris wheel! From the top of the wheel at 180 feet, you’ll see as far as the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral. Enjoy your ride with a drink by visiting the Capital Wheel’s open-air Flight Deck bar before taking a seat.

3. Take A Walk Through National Harbor’s Public Art and Sculptures

The National Harbor has an eclectic selection of public art. The most iconic is the “The Awakening,” a sculpture of a giant breaking free from a sandy beach. The 85-foot tall abstract sculpture, “The Beckoning,” offers an eye-catching feast of colors and shapes. Statues of historical icons also greet you in the National Harbor’s streets, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rosie the Riveter, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

4. Go to a Bar for Live Music or to Bring Out Your Inner Artist

Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar holds a lively show every weekday night with all-request live music and improvisational humor. Reservations are recommended, but you can also buy tickets at the door.

Prefer to relax with a creative outlet? Check out the Muse Paintbar, which serves drinks with a canvas, easel and paint for a night of relaxation and art. Each night has a special theme with names like “Night Sparkle,” “Marmalade Sky” and “Paint Your Pet.” Sessions may be booked in advance. Those taking place during the Prosperity Summit will be announced by August 15.

5. Beyond the National Harbor: Explore Alexandria and Washington, DC

Want to see other parts of the area? There are plenty of transport options to help you get around. The quickest outing is to Old Town Alexandria, a historic district with cobblestone walkways and plenty of options for dining, culture and other activities. Transportation by bus or by water taxi is available

If you’ve got a hankering to tour our nation’s capital, water taxis are available directly from the National Harbor to the Wharf or the National Mall. Public transport options by bus and Metro are also available. For great restaurants, one of D.C.’s biggest concert venues and its signature independent bookstore, head over to the brand-new Wharf. For the city’s main attractions, head over to the National Mall for iconic monuments and memorials, some of the best museums in the world (be sure to check their hours) and easy access to downtown D.C. 

We can’t wait to be with you for all this fun at the Prosperity Summit. Haven’t yet registered? Grab your space now!

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