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Escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary this summer with Gaylord National’s unrivaled staycation experience

May 8, 2024

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, locals can have summer fun without traveling far.

Gaylord National: Summer Staycation Destination

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - As summer approaches, Gaylord National is thrilled to announce its premier staycation offerings tailored for residents of the DMV area. Renowned for its unparalleled hospitality and gorgeous river view location, Gaylord National invites locals to indulge in an unforgettable retreat right in their own backyard, complete with a discount exclusive to regional residents.

Nestled along the picturesque waterfront, Gaylord National promises an idyllic escape filled with a plethora of activities catering to guests of all ages. From exhilarating outdoor water adventures to culinary delights and pampering spa treatments, the resort curates a diverse array of experiences sure to delight every member of the family.

Highlights of what guests can experience at Gaylord National this summer include

Water splashing fun

  • Gaylord National is launching exciting new watersport options directly from the resort's pier. Guests will have the option to go on a historical tour of D.C. and Arlington/Alexandria areas inside of an all-new Water Car attraction.
  • Guests and their kids can rent kayaks or paddleboards and explore the Potomac River.
  • Guests who already have a boat can moor their boat at the pier and hop off to enjoy the resort's restaurant or even choose to stay overnight tethered to the pier.
  • Charter boat rentals will also be available for guests wanting to get out on the Potomac.
  • The resort's all-season pool will also be open, with whirlpools and a children's splash pad on the pool deck.
  • Guests can enjoy the sun while sipping on tropical drinks from the resort's pool bar. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. adults can also enjoy half off select drinks while by the pool.
  • Kids will delight with a free "popsicle" happy hour weekends at the pool starting at 5 p.m.
  • Each morning by the pool deck, guests will enjoy a complimentary yoga class brought to you by LIFEWTR®.

Atrium Adventures

  • Kids of all ages will enjoy The Adventure Kids Scavenger Hunt, presented by LIFEWTR®. This activity will guide families around the resort in search of hidden gems and treasure as they solve puzzles. At the end of the quest, a prize will be given to the lucky winners.
  • Inside the Atrium, families can also experience Wildlife Adventure: An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™, which brings wildlife creatures to life before their eyes, right inside of the hotel.
  • Harbor Social, an Atrium restaurant specializing in interactive gaming experiences, is the perfect place for kids of all ages. With over eight games including duckpin bowling, billiards and bocce ball, TVs at every turn and a wide range of gourmet sliders, it is a must visit for guests. During the summer, guests who book a duckpin lane will receive a complimentary bucket of LIFEWTR®.
  • The nearly two-acre Atrium will feature new plant life including 20 different bromeliad blooms that will leave guests feeling like they walked through an exotic garden.
  • Overnight guests with an atrium view room can enjoy the nightly atrium light show. Every night at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., the Luminosity light show will illuminate the 19-story Atrium window, bringing wonder and amazement.

Diners Delight

  • Gaylord National's signature restaurant, Old Hickory, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and features a menu using fresh local ingredients. To celebrate summer, the restaurant will also offer happy hour specials daily on house wines, draft beer and select cocktails.
  • In honor of the hotel's 16th birthday, local guests will receive 16% off of breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch at Old Hickory.
  • Harbor Social will host free beer tastings from local craft breweries every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • The Belvedere Lobby Bar will offer a weekly cocktail demo Thursday night from 5 to 6, followed by a Sunset Special featuring the weekly drink.
  • The Potomac District Market and Café, offers convenient, freshly prepared meals and snacks all day. Every Friday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., there will be a complimentary wine and cheese tasting, with select bottles of wine on sale.

Relax and Rejuvenate at Relâche Spa

  • The resort's award-winning Relâche Spa will offer new tropical themed services for both men and women all summer long including massages, facials, nail appointments and couples packages.
  • A Summer Escape Special offering 50-minute massage, facial or body treatment for only $150** will be available Monday through Thursday.
  • Dad's get VIP treatment for Father's Day weekend including The Royal Treatment and a Zen for Men treatment that will leave every dad feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
  • Local residents of the DMV can also enjoy a complimentary upgrade up to a $35* value with any full priced 50- or 80-minute service when booked Monday through Thursday.

Take a stroll and enjoy the Harbor

Located just steps away from National Harbor, guests can enjoy all of the activities and entertainment in this waterfront destination. Check out the D.C. and Arlington skyline from the top of the Capital Wheel, and choose from a variety of shops and fun, free activities like movies and concerts on the pier. Guests of the resort can ride the National Harbor Circulator bus to visit Tanger Outlets or MGM Resort, as well.

Overnight Accommodations

Already the premier staycation destination in the region, Gaylord National is offering a variety of packages and special room-only rates at different price points.

  • Staycation Rate for D.C., Virginia and Maryland residents
    • Save up to 30% off overnight stays on select days***
    • Use code S5235 or book here
  • Prince George's County, Maryland, residents getaway rate
    • Special room rate of $206 on select dates***
    • Use code S5198 or book here
  • More Summer Fun Package
    • Starting at $366***
    • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
    • Two free welcome drinks
    • Early Check-in and Check-out, based on availability
    • Complimentary self-parking
    • $25 food and beverage credit daily
    • Coupon for the Capital Wheel
    • Free transportation on NH1 Circulator Bus

Additional experience packages are available including a Relâche Spa Escape and an Old Hickory Dining Package throughout the summer and include unique resort experiences with an overnight stay.

For more information or to book a room or dining reservation, visit gaylordnational.com. Media assets can be found here.

*Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts and subject to available or cancellation without prior notice. Additional restrictions apply. Price does not include tax and additional fees. Total discount is based on date of stay and discount may change without notice.
**Services are subject to a standard 20 percent service fee. Additional restrictions apply.
***Resort fee included. Prices do not include tax and other fees. Offer based on availability and subject to change without notice. ID required at check-in for local resident discounts.

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Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast, located along the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland and part of Marriott International, Inc. Opened in April 2008, Gaylord National is an AAA-Four Diamond resort that is only eight miles from Washington, D.C. The resort offers nearly 2,000 rooms including 110 suites; a 19-story atrium; 600,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; acclaimed restaurants including Old Hickory Steakhouse; a fullservice resort spa, Relâche Spa; and Pose Rooftop Lounge.

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