Area & Activities


Gaylord National provides an experience you'll find nowhere else. From a luxurious spa to creative dining, inviting swimming pool to historic attractions, you'll find activities every family member will enjoy. 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.

Hotel Activity Highlights


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!

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Tanger Outlets

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.
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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.

Family and Children's Activities

3 miles

Escape Quest

Phone: +1 301-574-8175

10 miles

National Air and Space Museum

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

11 miles

International Spy Museum

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

19 miles

Six Flags

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

Local Area & Activity Highlights


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.

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Exciting Tours

Gaylord National Resort partners with Old Town Trolley to provide shuttle service to downtown Washington, D.C. and regional tours of the Capital Region. Tickets for all tours can be purchased at the concierge desk at Gaylord National or book online Open in a different browser tab now. All tours except the Monuments by Moonlight tour depart from The Welcome Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

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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.
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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.
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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

MGM National Harbor

7200 South Road

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

Fitness Nearby

4.4 miles

Fitness Together

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

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 Congrgress

Segs in the City (Segway Tours)

Phone: +1 800-734-7393

Family and Children's Activities

Atrium Fountain Show

Phone: +1 301-965-4000

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

On-site Shopping

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

More Activities

Biking trail (1.9 miles) Boating (0.5 miles) Bowling (10.5 miles) Horseback riding (11.4 miles) Jogging/fitness trail (1.9 miles) Kayaking (3.6 miles) Sailing (3.6 miles) Volleyball (7.8 miles) Rock climbing (7.5 miles)
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