Discover New Experiences Around Gaylord National

Local Area

The Potomac area is not only home to the nation's capital but also to a diverse array of enriching and historical neighborhoods with local monuments, unique attractions, and regional cuisine.

National Harbor Circulator Bus

As part of your overnight stay, hotel guests can ride the National Harbor Circulator bus for free. This bus runs daily and can take visitors to MGM, Tanger Outlets and the National Harbor Waterfront. Simply present your room key and enjoy the ride. Tickets cost $10 for non-hotel guests.

National Harbor Capital Wheel and Boat

Capital Wheel

The Capital Wheel is a local favorite. Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River for incomparable views of the harbor and the capital across the river.

National Harbor Capital Wheel

National Harbor Waterfront

Discover boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options, along with picturesque views of DC Attractions from the Capital Wheel, plus MGM National Harbor.

National Harbor Pier

MGM National Harbor

Discover MGM National Harbor just 1.3 miles from Gaylord National featuring world famous music and comedy performances at the MGM National Harbor theater or enjoy the excitement of luxury table games and slot machines.

MGM National Harbor
Family and Children's Activities
National Air and Space Museum

10 Miles

Come see aircraft of the past. Bring the whole family for an experience you will not forget.

Atrium Fountain Show


Our resort water fountain performs and dances to music, featuring water that shoots 60-feet high.

International Spy Museum

11 Miles

Come learn about the art of spying and see the past of spying and some of the people behind it.

On-site Shopping


Enjoy unique boutiques, stores and retail shops all under one roof.



Six Flags

19 Miles

Enjoy a day filled with rides and other attractions for the entire family.


Escape Quest

3 Miles


Local Tours

Gaylord National Resort partners with Old Town Trolley to provide shuttle service to downtown Washington, D.C. and tours of the Capital region. Tickets for all tours can be purchased at the concierge desk at Gaylord National. All tours depart from The Welcome Center in downtown Washington, D.C., except the Monuments by Moonlight tour. Ask the consierge desk for more information.

More Local Area & Activities
MGM National Harbor

Discover MGM National Harbor just 1.3 miles from the Gaylord National hotel, featuring upscale entertainment and dining. Enjoy world famous music and comedy performances at the MGM National Harbor theater or enjoy the excitement of luxury table games and slot machines.

National Harbor is a prime destination for fun and excitement in the Washington D.C. area and our harbor-side resort is offers VIP accommodations for your stay.

Registered overnight guests of Gaylord National Resort enjoy free transportation on the National Harbor Circulator Bus throughout National Harbor and to the MGM National Harbor. The shuttle bus runs daily 11 am – 4 am. Private Black Car service is also available.

Capital Region Attractions

Whether you love history or are looking to experience the best of the region, our expert concierge team can assist you with planning your next adventure.

Explore popular attractions in Washington, D.C., Old Town Alexandria and Mt. Vernon. or, consider visiting some of the popular attractions below:

The Capital Wheel

Washington Monument

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Potomac Riverboat Company

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Urban Pirates National Harbor

National Harbor Waterfront Entertainment

Nationals Park

Located south of the capital city, along the fast-developing waterfront and adjacent to the Navy Yard, the 41,222-seat stadium redefines modern sports architecture.

Old Town Alexandria

In Old Town Alexandria, the historic charm is matched by modern additions and unique attractions. With vibrant murals, America's skinniest historic house, boutiques, and restaurants, this town is the perfect addition to your trip, only 10 minutes away from Gaylord National. Discover what’s new and now in Old Town Alexandria.

Area Sightseeing

Entertainment & Dining Cruises

Potomac River – National Harbor

Entertainment Cruises

Phone: +1 866-404-8439

Segs in the City (Segway Tours)

Phone: +1 800-734-7393

Washington DC Tours and Shuttles

National Harbor – Old Post Office - Monuments

Old Town Trolley Tours

Phone: +1 301-965-4340

Sightseeing Cruises and Water Taxis

Mt Vernon - Alexandria - Georgetown

Potomac Riverboat Company

Phone: +1 877-511-2628

Washington DC Safari Tour

National Mall, White House, Library of Congress

More Activities

Biking trail - 1.9 Miles

Horseback riding - 11.4 Miles

Sailing - 3.6 Miles

Boating - 0.5 Miles

Jogging/fitness trail - 1.9 Miles

Volleyball - 7.8 Miles

Bowling - 10.5 Miles

Kayaking - 3.6 Miles

Rock climbing - 7.5 Miles

Local Partners