The Chesapeake Bay’s largest river is rich in history. It was the birthplace of the American Revolution and home to many of the country’s early presidents and political leaders. It remains an extraordinary river to cruise, kayak and travel by boat. The Potomac Guide takes boaters from Washington D.C., within walking distance of the National Mall and its museums, to Alexandria and National Harbor Marina, with its National Wheel and new MGM Grand Casino. The Guide describes every creek, bay, and tributary along the way, pointing out good cruising spots, marinas and places to put in boats and kayaks.