Discover New Experiences Around Gaylord National

Local Area

The Potomac region is not only home to the nation's capital but also to a diverse array of cultural and historical attractions reflecting the United States' rich heritage.

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.

All Aboard! Cruises

Explore dining, dancing, entertainment and sightseeing excursions, all with breathtaking views of the D.C. capital region. Cruise with the crowd or reserve your private space. Entertainment Cruises invites you to embark on one of their 5 exciting cruise vessels: the Odyssey, Spirit of Washington, Spirit of Mount Vernon, Capital Elite Yacht Charters or the Seadog speedboat.

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


Phone: +1 301-965-4000

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

Phone: +1 301-574-8175


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 the new 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 11am-4am. 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. 













Local Attractions

Smithsonian Museums


National Zoo


Arlington National Cemetery


White House


The Awakening Sculpture


The Capital Wheel


National Harbor Marina


Tanger Outlets


Old Town Waterfront


Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum


Alexandria's Christ Church


Torpedo Factory Art Center


Peeps and Company




Area Sightseeing

Entertainment & Dining Cruises


Potomac River – National Harbor


Entertainment Cruises


Phone: +1 866-404-8439

Washington DC Tours and Shuttles


National Harbor – Old Post Office - Monuments


Old Town Trolley Tours


Phone: +1 301-965-4340

Washington DC Safari Tour

National Mall, White House, Library of Congrgress


Segs in the City (Segway Tours)


Phone: +1 800-734-7393

Sightseeing Cruises and Water Taxis


Mt Vernon - Alexandria - Georgetown


Potomac Riverboat Company


Phone: +1 877-511-2628

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