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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Breathtaking Family-Friendly Activities At Gaylord National

Entertainment

Enjoy family-friendly events, shows, and live entertainment to animal encounters, art activities – and so much more!

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Exterior of Gaylord Ballroom
Summer at Gaylord National
Exterior of Gaylord Ballroom
Summer at Gaylord National

Summer at Gaylord National

The Capital Region's premier waterfront resort, Gaylord National, comes alive with Summer FUN! Whether visiting the Washington, DC area to sightsee, enjoy a family getaway or a celebrate a great night out with friends, Gaylord National has everything needed for a memorable summer getaway.

Spectacular Fountain Shows

The Atrium Fountain is a majestic display of lights, sound and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high. Gaze at the fountain from the Lower Atrium, or enjoy a bird's-eye view while enjoying a cocktail at Belvedere Lobby Bar. See the fountain perform shows every night in our Atrium at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Show times subject to change.

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Unwind Under Our Atrium

Guests love relaxing in our signature atrium, framing dramatic views of the Potomac River, leading to DC's famous monuments and museums. You won't believe what we have under one roof!

Gaylord National Atrium View
Atrium with Christmas Tree
Christmas on the Potomac
Atrium with Christmas Tree
Christmas on the Potomac

Christmas on the Potomac

Whatever the season, there's a celebration at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. From Valentine's to Christmas, midsummer to New Year's, enjoy captivating entertainment, dining, shopping and more. See all there is to do all year long - everything in one place!

Exterior of hotel with Christmas Tree
Gaylord National Atrium Lobby
Activities
Gaylord National Atrium Lobby
Activities
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Shopping

At Gaylord National, you'll find unique boutiques, stores and retail shops all under one roof. Express yourself with exclusive fashion apparel and accessories. Surprise that special someone with exquisite jewelry or another fine gift. Or shop for the ideal D.C. souvenir.

Potomac Playzone

It's game time! Enjoy our interactive video games at the Potomac Playzone, we have something for everyone, and will keep you entertained for hours.